[texworks] Call for Help: Testing

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Tue Feb 23 10:54:38 CET 2021


On 23/02/2021 09:43, Stefan Löffler wrote:
>>    * Could TeXworks be enhanced to (a) recognise, and (b) insert if
>>      absent, a BOM in UTF-8 files ?
>>
> 
> It should be recognized, and you can toggle the insertion from the
> status bar (clicking on the encoding should open a menu which has an
> entry "write utf-8 byte order mark").

Note that BOM is neither required nor recommended for UTF-8 strings, in 
contrast to UTF-16. If *adding* a BOM is introduced, this should be 
optional behaviour.

Joseph


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