BOM (byte order mark)

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1 - About

The byte order mark (BOM) is a magic number (header) (Unicode character, U+FEFF'' BYTE ORDER MARK (BOM)

It can be found at the start of a text file and indicates

  • The byte order, or endianness, of the text file
  • The fact that the text stream's encoding is Unicode, to a high level of confidence;
  • Which Unicode encoding the text stream is encoded as.

3 - Documentation / Reference

data/type/text/bom.txt · Last modified: 2019/08/15 08:59 by gerardnico