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    thinAir placing characters at beginning of file

    When a file is saved, the editor is placing unseen characters when displayed in the editor, but they are in the file physically. The characters are:

    

    I'm wondering if this is intentional. I removed the characters using another editor; however, when thinAir saved the file the next time, it put the characters back in. If it's intentional, why? And, if not, can we get it fixed?

    The characters in Hex are : EF BB BF
    Last edited by scottdiver; 10-04-2023 at 16:04.

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    Hi Scott,

    those 3 bytes are called BOM: Byte Order Mask
    Its presence indicates that the file has been encoded in UTF-8.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte_order_mark
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...utf-8-with-bom

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErosOlmi View Post
    Hi Scott,

    those 3 bytes are called BOM: Byte Order Mask
    Its presence indicates that the file has been encoded in UTF-8.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte_order_mark
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...utf-8-with-bom

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    Eros
    Wow, that was a quick response. Thank you. I feel like I should have known that.

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    Well ... recently I was not very present in forum due to heavy work load.
    But from time to time I'm here with others.

    Needs at work have let us develop new thinBasic features and very soon we will release a new thinBasic version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErosOlmi View Post
    Well ... recently I was not very present in forum due to heavy work load.
    But from time to time I'm here with others.

    Needs at work have let us develop new thinBasic features and very soon we will release a new thinBasic version.
    That is awesome.

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