This is a duplicate of ticket F39D8CE8.
|Status: closed, reported by textmate on 2007-02-23 (duplicate)
A reason for adding an option for BOM saving in UTF-8, it's needed for Mac OS X Finder to properly display a file
Dear TextMate developers,
I generally agree with you that the BOM in UTF-8 is neither necessary nor recommended and I've read your explanations in the forums along with other requests regarding that. I also know that BOM is preserved by TextMate. However I think it would be good to add it also as a GUI option in preferences for saving UTF-8 file.
I found that there are problems with displaying utf-8 without BOM in Mac OS Finder's preview. I've put a simple example with screenshots here:
Thanks for your hard work and your great editor!
|Note added by Allan Odgaard on 2007-02-23 21:29:43|
There will be an import/export system in 2.0 which will allow the user to extend TM with for example more encoding choices, including setting a BOM.
That said, I would rather report this as an enhancement request for the Finder. Putting BOM in lots of text files to have Finder’s preview “detect” the proper encoding, is not a good solution.