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From Peter Reilly <>
Subject Re: about BOMs
Date Fri, 19 Jun 2009 07:05:50 GMT
Please be aware that this is a long standing problem.
Byte ordering is needed for utf-16 and 32, and there
is a byteordering code for that at the start of the file.
For utf-8 byte ordering is not required, however the
utf-8 standard is a little vague as to whether it is not
allowed. .... this means that some people allow it
and some do not.
Microsoft uses the BOM to indicate that a text
file is encoded as UTF-8  rather then the current default
platform encoding.
Sun does not allow the BOM and it's UTF-8 reader
converts it into a ?.
This is what the ant sql task sees.
At one stage during the development of java 1.6, the
UTF-8 reader was changed to ignore the BOM code,
but this was reverted as it caused some backward
comparability problems.

Note that nearly all XML parsers in java do not use
the sun UTF-8 reader, and handle the (pointless)
BOM code correctly.


On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 11:53 PM, Michael Ludwig<> wrote:
> China Creatxr schrieb am 16.06.2009 um 14:27:37 (+0000):
>> Does anyone find the way to run the utf-8 formated SQL scripts which
>> with BOMs  by Ant now? Thanks.
> The <sql> task has an @encoding attribute. Set sql/@encoding = 'UTF-8'
> and see if that helps, which it should do.
> Michael Ludwig
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