[OS X TeX] Leopard Quick Look & TeX

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Fri Nov 30 16:29:57 EST 2007

On 30 nov 2007, at 22:16, Mark Eli Kalderon wrote:

> On Nov 30 2007, at 20:36, Maarten Sneep wrote:
>> For mee it seems to work, and I never save utf-8 with a BOM. It  
>> would be a good idea if text editors read and set this file  
>> attribute.
> BBEdit can set and remove BOM. BUT it is unnecessary and undesirable  
> to do so. It is unnecessary since UTF-8 can be recognized without  
> it. It is undesirable since many *nix utilities choke on it.

I'm sorry: I never write the BOM. Obviously, because pdflatex will  
choke on it. Sorry for the typo.

I don't know how BBedit keeps track of the text encoding: probably a  
lot of heuristics, special markers (Emacs style comments and such). It  
may even keep a list of files with the encoding somewhere in the  
application support or preferences.

Maarten Sneep

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