utf8script 1.0 is released

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Jul 18 12:13:03 CEST 2004

The package utf8script provides an additional binary format for Linux:
scripts which start with an UTF-8 signature (aka BOM), i.e.  with the
byte sequence \xef\xbb\xbf#!.

This is particularly useful for scripting languages which recognize
the BOM, e.g. Python. With Python 2.3 or newer, scripts with the UTF-8
BOM are considered UTF-8 enocded without the need for an addition
encoding declaration.

The package is available from


An x86 Debian package can be downloaded from


Martin v. Löwis
martin at v.loewis.de

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