[cvsnt] Unicode: UTF-16 without BOM

Alexander Schremmer usenet2003d at alexanderweb.de
Fri Jan 16 09:48:19 GMT 2004

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On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 22:21:10 +0000, Tony Hoyle wrote:

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

> Or upgrade Textpad - recent versions work fine - they automatically 
> recognise the unicode type and switche
> into unicode edit mode... I used it for testing cvsnt sometimes :)

Unfortunately, they don't add the BOM. Textpad can display Unicode files
indeed, but that's not enough to solve this problem. I am not sure about
the Unicode specification, but does every file really need a BOM?
If it doesn't, then the behavior of CVSNT is dangerous and wrong.

Kind regards,

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