[USER] Weird Title Rendering on Various Clients

skyjake skyjake at dengine.net
Wed Jul 14 06:34:08 BST 2021


On 14. Jul 21, at 2.30, Jason McBrayer <jmcbray at carcosa.net> wrote:

> The BOM at the start of the file is invalid for UTF-8 documents. I
> *think* it's required for UTF-16, but I may be wrong and I'm too tired
> to look it up.

BOM is not invalid for UTF-8, although it has limited usefulness:

> UTF-8 can contain a BOM. However, it makes no difference as to the endianness of the byte stream. UTF-8 always has the same byte order. An initial BOM is only used as a signature — an indication that an otherwise unmarked text file is in UTF-8. 

=> https://www.unicode.org/faq/utf_bom.html#bom1

I recommend this FAQ to anyone wondering about what to do with BOMs, there's plenty of good info.

--jaakko


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