UTF-16 Encoding Scheme and U+FFFE

Richard Wordingham richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com
Tue Jun 3 18:50:51 CDT 2014

On Tue, 3 Jun 2014 21:28:05 +0000
Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft.com> wrote:

> There's never been anything preventing a file from containing and
> beginning with U+FFFE. It's just not a very useful thing to do, hence
> not very likely.

Well, while U+FFFE was apparently prohibited from public interchange,
one could be very confident of not finding it in an external file.  As
an internally generated file, it would then be much more likely to be
in the UTF-16BE or UTF-16LE encoding scheme.


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