Byte-Order-Mark Conversion Utility
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The Byte-Order-Mark Conversion utility allows you to add or remove Byte-Order-mark characters in UTF-8 files.
No filter is used by this utility any text-based files can be processed. Do not use this utility on files that are not text-based (for example GIF or EXE files). Such files would get irreversibly corrupted.
The common parameters are the options specified from the application calling the utility rather than in the options dialog box of the utility itself. For this utility the common parameters you need to specify are the following:
|Files of the first input list||- Needed (the files to convert)|
|Root for the first input list||- Not Needed|
|Files of the second input list||- Not Needed|
|Root for the second input list||- Not Needed|
|Files of the third input list||- Not Needed|
|Root for the third input list||- Not Needed|
|Input language||- Not Needed|
|Output language||- Not Needed|
|Input default encoding||- Not Needed|
|Output default encoding||- Not Needed|
|Location and names for output files||- Needed|
The only option needed for this utility is to choose between removing or adding the BOM:
Remove the Byte-Order-Mark if it exists -- Select this option to remove the BOM from the input files. Only UTF-8 with a BOM files are modified by the tool. Files in other encoding, are simply duplicated.
Add a Byte-Order-Mark if it does not exists -- Select this option to add a BOM at the top of each input file that has not already one.
Warning: The input files must be already in UTF-8. If they are not, you may end up with corrupted extended characters next time you open the files in an editor. To convert to UTF-8 (with a BOM), use the Encoding Conversion utility.