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Re: printf '\uFEFF' outputs invalid UTF-8 on Windows

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: printf '\uFEFF' outputs invalid UTF-8 on Windows
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2018 14:27:37 -0500
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On 11/5/18 12:09 PM, Kalle Olavi Niemitalo wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.4
> Patch Level: 19
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>         The builtin printf '\uFEFF' outputs ED 9F BF ED BB BF in a
>         UTF-8 locale on Microsoft Windows, where sizeof(wchar_t) == 2.
>         It should output EF BB BF, like printf (GNU coreutils) 8.30
>         does.

Thanks for the report. This has been fixed for almost exactly two years
in the devel branch, the result of


and is fixed in the bash-5.x alpha and beta versions.

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