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What text editor (for windows or linux) can display the byte order mark in text files?

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I believe this belongs to superuser. –  ℝaphink Jan 13 '10 at 10:10
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Why do you want to know, and why do you want to use a text editor? This might be a place where a hex-editor might be more appropriate. –  Zoredache Jan 13 '10 at 23:15

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VIM allows you to verify the presence and change the BOM in a file, but the BOM is not "displayed", since it is not part of the intended text contents of the file. Check the options 'bomb' and 'fileencoding'.

:help 'bomb'
:help 'fileencoding'
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