From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-24 15:43:32
Martin Wille wrote:
> http://boost.org/libs/serialization/doc/contents.html shows three
> strange characters at the top of the page (ï»¿).
> Apparently, those characters have the values EF BB BF in hexadecimal
> notation. Interpreted as UTF-8 sequence, they encode the Unicode
> codepoint FFFE. This codepoint is used as a marker for the endianness
> in encodings other than UTF-8. I doubt such a marker would be legal
> in or would make sense for an UTF-8 encoded document.
I believe that the BOM (byte order mark) is legal in all Unicode encodings,
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