[cvsnt] Unicode: UTF-16 without BOM

Glen Starrett grstarrett at cox.net
Wed Jan 14 20:30:03 GMT 2004

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> Hello, one of my developers showed me a problem with UTF-16 
> files which
> don't have a BOM. If you add them to the repository with 
> option "-ku" and
> checkout the file again, the first three bytes of the 
> original file are
> lost and replaced by a 2-byte BOM. I know UTF-16 without BOM 
> are unlovely,
> but unfortunatly, Textpad has this "feature". I tested 
> version 2.0.11 on
> Windows and on Linux. I saw in the history that some Unicode fixes
> happened. Maybe this problem is already history ?

My suggestion:  Go shopping for a new text editor, or convince TextPad to
fix their problem.

I recommend UltraEdit32 (http://www.ultraedit.com/).

Glen Starrett

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