[I18n-sig] UTF-8 and BOM

Paul Prescod paulp@ActiveState.com
Wed, 16 May 2001 12:06:55 -0700

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I think he meant that this serves as a sort-of "magic number" for
> UTF-8 files.  I find that kind of cute myself. :-)

What he said.

Thanks to this trick, notepad and Visual Studio are extremely good at
auto-detecting encodings for Unicode text files created with either

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