[OS X TeX] What is BOM?
Adam R. Maxwell
amaxwell at mac.com
Sun Jan 4 17:43:01 EST 2009
On Jan 4, 2009, at 11:40 PM, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:
> TextWrangler has an option to save files with or without BOM. What
> is BOM?
A relevant sentence to your earlier problem:
"Where UTF-8 is used transparently in 8-bit environments, the use of a
BOM will interfere with any protocol or file format that expects
specific ASCII characters at the beginning, such as the use of "#!" of
at the beginning of Unix shell scripts."
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