[TxMt] UTF-8 BOM problem
bibiko at eva.mpg.de
Thu Sep 28 10:32:01 UTC 2006
Dear list menbers,
I have the following problem:
I received a plain text file utf-8 encoded written on a Windows PC. I
could open this file and I could edit this file perfectly.
After my modifications I saved this as utf-8 with LF. OK.
Then I tried to import the content of that file in a database. This
didn't work, because the database couldn't parse the first line.
Then I opened that file in a HexEditor and I saw that the first line
begins with EF BB BF. After looking at this I remembered that these
bytes are the BOM (Byte Order Marker) for utf-8 and Windows PC's make
often use of it to save utf-8 text files.
My problem is now that I couldn't find a way to save my text file as
utf-8 without BOM.
I had to use jEdit for that, because in jEdit you can select the
encoding utf-8 or utf-8y (meaning with BOM).
Is there any chance to implement this in TextMate? Or, may be better,
that TextMate saves all utf-8 files without BOM, because I think this
marker is irrelevant within utf-8. It only makes sense in utf-16/32.
All the best,
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