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- Subject: Re: Of Unicode in the next Lua version
- From: Miles Bader <miles@...>
- Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:42:16 +0900
David Heiko Kolf <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The BOM in UTF-8 is mainly annoying for plain ASCII applications where
> UTF-8 should be transparent in strings. But as far as I remember it is
> not invalid UTF-8 (though its only use is to show that text is indeed
> UTF-8). An Unicode-aware application can just ignore it.
What's annoying (and stupid) is applications that _require_ a BOM for
UTF-8 files (e.g. MS apps often do this), as this breaks one of
UTF-8's main advantages, its usability with apps that _don't_
specifically support it.
Hers, pron. His.