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Old October 24, 2019, 08:24   #19
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Originally Posted by Pete Mack View Post
Pretty common actually--I was guessing BOM too, but according to the notepad++ docs, the default encoding is supposed to apply only to new docs, not existing ones. In retrospect, I suspect what happened is that 'save as' is interpreted as a new doc.
Notepad normally uses ANSI encoding, so if it reads the file as UTF-8 then it has to guess the encoding based on the data in the file. If you save a file as UTF-8, Notepad will put the BOM (byte order mark) EF BB BF at the beginning of the file. Notepad makes an educated guess i think.
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