The use of Byte-Order-Mark (BOM) within Lasso.
In short, a Byte-Order-Mark (BOM) allows a system, when interpreting a byte stream, to determine how the creating system ordered its bytes. Wikipedia provides a more thorough explanation.
How BOM affects Lasso
Lasso uses the presence of a BOM at the beginning of a file to denote that the file is encoded using UTF-8.
Author: Bil Corry
Created: 30 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2011
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