Re: [code] v strange find/replace behaviour

From: Thomas Lauer <>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 13:59:43 +0100

Well... I have run into similar problems for some utilities I wrote and
what I did is either filtering the BOM silently (ie skipping it) or, if
the file has to be written again, set a flag so I know that it had a BOM
in the first place and write it back with BOM (for inhouse stuff, I
don't care and just save everything w/o BOM).


----original message----
From: Mitchell <>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 08:54:10 -0400 (EDT)
Subj: Re: [code] v strange find/replace behaviour
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Mitchell

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