[texhax] Blank first page problem (how to remove?)

Philipp Stephani st_philipp at yahoo.de
Sun Jun 5 22:08:02 CEST 2011

Am 05.06.2011 um 20:54 schrieb Thomas Schneider:

>>> There are three bogus bytes at the very beginning of the file: 
> ...
>> So it seems notepad in Windows have done some formatting of the file
>> formatting which I didn't notice.
> That's yet Another reason to add to the pile to avoid Windows.

This has nothing at all to do with Windows. Unicode BOMs are defined by the Unicode standard, and every Unicode-capable application may choose to use them.

>  Under
> Unix with vim you would have seen those characters.

No, Vim recognizes the BOM as well. BOMs are not "characters" or "bogus bytes", but provide a mechanism to identify the encoding form of a text file where no higher-level protocol supplies information about the encoding.

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