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From Markus Wichitill <ma...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: [mp2] "Unrecognized character" error when running scripts in utf-8
Date Sun, 07 Nov 2004 20:19:56 GMT
Stas Bekman wrote:
> Markus Wichitill wrote:
>> No, Perl can deal with a BOM at the start of a file. But 
>> convert_script_to_compiled_handler() puts the BOM in the middle of the 
>> string that is eval'ed. A bunch of raw bytes has no place in the 
>> middle of a script.
> 
> Aha! Now it's clear. Thanks Markus.
> 
> Do we know that it's always coming in the first few chars of the script?

Yes, it's always the first 2-4 bytes.

http://www.unicode.org/faq/utf_bom.html#BOM

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