UTF as Filename Extension
Jason C. Wells
jcw at highperformance.net
Sat Jan 31 14:00:43 PST 2009
Here is a simple discussion that is probably more complex than I'd like
it to be. Is there any way to enforce a UTF-8 encoding of a file,
perhaps by filename extension? Could such an encoding solve cross
platform line break incompatibility?
A wiki article states that such capability exists, but the tools aren't
there yet. I suppose the easiest question to answer is, should users
like me worry about it much?
I use unformatted text more and more for documents, saving the
formatting step for late in the writing process. I like my text to be
variable width and to reflow along paragraph demarcations. New line
compatibility issues are annoying. Fixing them is not what I want to
spend time doing.
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