RE: Names for UTF-8 with and without BOM

From: Murray Sargent (
Date: Fri Nov 01 2002 - 15:42:10 EST

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    Joseph Boyle says: "It would be useful to have official names to
    distinguish UTF-8 with and without BOM."

    To see if a UTF-8 file has no BOM, you can just look at the first three
    bytes. Is this a problem? Typically when you care about a file's
    encoding form, you plan to read the file.


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