[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:

> Morning.
> 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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