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Re: [PATCH v9 4/8] utf8: add function to detect a missing UTF-16/32 BOM




Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Lars Schneider <larsxschneider@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>
>>>  Also "UTF16" or other spelling
>>> the platform may support but this code fails to recognise will go
>>> unchecked.
>>
>> That is true. However, I would assume all iconv implementations use the
>> same encoding names for UTF encodings, no? That means UTF16 would never be
>> valid. Would you agree?
>
> After seeing "UTF16" and others in "iconv -l | grep -i utf" output,
> I am not sure what you mean by "Would you agree?"  People can say in
> their .gitattributes file that this path is in "UTF16" without dash
> and that is what will be fed to this code, no?

FWIW, "iconv -f utf8 -t utf16" seems not to complain, so I am
reasonably sure that people expect downcased ones to work as well.