UTF-16 Encoding Scheme and U+FFFE

William_J_G Overington wjgo_10009 at btinternet.com
Wed Jun 4 12:57:09 CDT 2014

An interesting use of a U+FEFF character used as a BYTE ORDER MARK is its use in the file format described as Unicode Text Document which one may choose when using Save As... in the Microsoft WordPad program.

I have used that file format in my research.


It is interesting to produce such a file and then examine the contents at a byte by byte level, understanding the use of the BYTE ORDER MARK.

William Overington

4 June 2014

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