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Annoying UTF8 signature

Postby kbrazil » Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:25 am

Although I've read in this forum that UTF8 does not need a BOM since there's only one order, Microsoft Office XP and up annoyingly puts a BOM in each UTF8 file it creates. I had hoped I could remove these using TextPipe Pro, but they're still there afer I use the Remove BOM filter. Is there some other way I could get rid of these?

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Keith

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Postby DataMystic Support » Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:47 am

Hi Keith,

Use the Hex Dump option of the right-click menu of the File grid to check if the first 3 bytes of the file are indeed EF BB BF.

Check the help for the Remove BOM filter to see what it is trying to remove.
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Postby kbrazil » Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:00 am

Hi Simon,
The first three bytes of the file are indeed EF BB BF. Looking at the help for the Remove Unicode BOM filter it says:

This filter removes the Unicode Byte Order Mark from the start of Unicode files, if it is present

EF BB BF UTF-8.

But when I run this filter on the same file, and then look again at the first three bytes I still see EF BB BF. Is there something else I need to do?

Thanks for your help.

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Postby DataMystic Support » Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:08 pm

Hi Keith,

Please check for a 7.1.5 bug fix shortly.

The comments for UTF-8 were in the code, but the code was never written.
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Postby kbrazil » Thu Nov 11, 2004 11:43 pm

Thanks Simon - much appreciated.

Keith


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