Draft proposal: Clarify guidance for use of a BOM as a UTF-8 encoding signature

Tom Honermann tom at honermann.net
Tue Oct 13 12:45:48 CDT 2020

On 10/13/20 4:57 AM, Hans Åberg wrote:
> It would be best if stated that its use is a type of metadata, and such, Unicode has no opinion on its use.

I'm interpreting that as an endorsement for the first suggested 
resolution in the paper.


>> On 10 Oct 2020, at 20:54, Tom Honermann via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> wrote:
>> Attached is a draft proposal for the Unicode standard that intends to clarify the current recommendation regarding use of a BOM in UTF-8 text.  This is follow up to discussion on the Unicode mailing list back in June.
>> Feedback is welcome.  I plan to submit this to the UTC in a week or so pending review feedback.
>> Tom.
>> <Unicode-BOM-guidance.pdf>

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