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

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Jun 5 22:47:20 CEST 2011

On 2011-06-05 at 22:08:02 +0200, Philipp Stephani wrote:

 > 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.

Well, the BOM is not needed in UTF-8.  It actually has no meaning
there.  I've never seen that Emacs inserted a BOM when saving a file
in UTF-8.  One of the major design goals of UTF-8 was compatibility
with ASCII.  Has this been dropped by the Unicode Consortium?


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