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Re: UTF-8 character encoding




On 6/20/18, Andrey Repin wrote:
> 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/

I think I don't know enough to ask the right question.  A quick search
yesterday on byte order markers turned up
  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd374101(v=vs.85).aspx
with this bit
  Note   Microsoft uses UTF-16, little endian byte order.

So... keep it simple, set
  LANG=en_US.UTF-8
and use vi or something else that comes with cygwin to create the file
and I'll have a file with UTF-8 character encoding - correct?

Thanks,
Lee

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