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Re: Detecting BOM for UTF files

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Detecting BOM for UTF files
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 16:23:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Sébastien Kirche <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> I recently had to switch my .emacs to UTF-8 encoding, because I was
> annoyed with proper encoding of french acccents between my home Emacs (win
> + linux) and my work Emacs (Mac OS X).
> I saw then that Emacs cannot recognize automagically the UTF format of my
> .emacs when reloading it.
> I seen that there is neither BOM (byte order mark) at the beginning, nor
> adding one helps.

??? UTF-8 does not need a BOM, it's an 8-bit encoding.


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