Re: [code] v strange find/replace behaviour

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 08:54:10 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Thomas,

On Mon, 27 Aug 2018, Thomas Lauer wrote:

> Hi Mitchell,
> the file is in UTF-8 and TA correctly recognise and displays it as such
> (that was my first hunch as well).
> However (as these files came way back in the past from a Windows
> machine), it does have a BOM. And it seems that indeed that BOM is not
> removed but stays in the text (though not visible) and is copied with
> the text I select. If I
> a) start selecting in the second line or
> b) hexedit the BOM away and retry in the first line
> it all works.
> So... although the BOM is not visible (on screen) it is still there and
> can be copied!?

Yes, it appears that Scintilla (Textadept's editing component) hides a BOM from view, but allows it to be silently copied. This seems undesirable, so I'll look into a fix.

Sorry for the inconvenience.


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