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

Hans Åberg haberg-1 at telia.com
Tue Oct 13 14:13:45 CDT 2020

> On 13 Oct 2020, at 21:07, Tom Honermann <tom at honermann.net> wrote:
> On 10/13/20 2:32 PM, Hans Åberg wrote:
>> There is only a U+FEFF ZERO WIDTH NO-BREAK SPACE, and if somebody wants to use it to mean something else, that is something Unicode should not worry about.
> The Unicode standard already discusses use of U+FEFF as both a BOM and as an encoding signature.  If you feel that it should not do so, I think that would be a separate proposal.

It is a good question why they write so much about it. It belongs to a protocol on a higher level.

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