[luatex] BOM

Arthur Reutenauer arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Fri May 15 08:49:18 CEST 2009

> The difference between protocol (this is, BOM at beginning of data)
> and data (BOM somewhere else) is not easy to follow.  The main reason
> is that input for a single luatex run consists of many files; each of
> them can start with a BOM -- shall it be interpreted as being part of
> the protocol or part of the data?

  In this case, it seems clear to me that you should interpret it as an
encoding marker, not a formatting character.  It's the beginning of a
different file; things would be different if the files were


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