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Re: UTF-8 character encoding




Greetings, Lee!

> I'm looking at
>   https://cygwin.com/packaging-hint-files.html#pvr.hint
> and it starts off with
>   Use UTF-8 character encoding.

> How do I do that and how do I check that I actually did use UTF-8
> character encoding _without_ using file?

https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2003/10/08/the-absolute-minimum-every-software-developer-absolutely-positively-must-know-about-unicode-and-character-sets-no-excuses/

> for whatever it's worth:
> $ file unicode.html
> unicode.html: HTML document, UTF-8 Unicode text

> $ file test.c
> test.c: C source, ASCII text

> I used vi to create both files & I'd like to understand why file says
> one is ascii & the other is utf-8


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With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:25:27

Sorry for my terrible english...


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