Eclipse/PyDev - BOM Lexical Error

Fabio Zadrozny fabiofz at
Sun Oct 31 22:26:50 CET 2010

On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 5:03 AM, TheOne <daewon.yoon at> wrote:
> Hi.
> I installed eclipse/pydev today.
> I created a pydev project and added python source files with utf-8
> BOM.
> Eclipse/Pydev reports lexical error :
>  Lexical error at line 1, column 1. Encountered: "\ufeff" (65279),
> after : ""
> I want the source files to have BOM character. How could I shut off
> this error msg?
> My eclipse is Helios, pydev version is

Hi Daewon,

This was a bug in Pydev. It has been fixed (for 1.6.4). This is still
unreleased, but you can grab the nightly build with that fix already
incorporated (it should be pretty stable at this point).

See for details on getting the nightly.



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