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David Heiko Kolf <> 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.