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This related post tells me that UltraEdit adds the byte order mark when UTF-8-encoding files.

How can I make UltraEdit convert a file into UTF-8 without adding the byte order mark?

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The Ultraedit website says -

If you'd like to globally configure UltraEdit to save all UTF-8 files with BOMs, you can set this by going to Advanced -> Configuration -> File Handling -> Save. The first two options here, "Write UTF-8 BOM header to all UTF-8 files when saved" and "Write UTF-8 BOM on new files created within this program (if above is not set)" should be checked. Conversely, if you do NOT want the BOMs, make sure these are NOT checked.


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I've tested this and confirm it works!! – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Jan 18 '12 at 14:46
Glad I could help. :) – Bibhas Jan 18 '12 at 19:55

If you have a file that already has a BOM in it and need to save it without the BOM, then choose File -> Save As and in the Format drop-down box, choose UTF-8 - NO BOM.

This will remain the default 'save' format for all other files as long as your version of UltraEdit is greater than v17.10.0.1015 (there was a bug in UltraEdit prior to this where the 'save as' format was not remembered).

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Apparently, if you tell UE to create new files as UTF8, it will be saved with BOM so it's a good idea to check on it at the first "Save As" operation. (Very annoying, if you ask me.)

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