>>>>> "Jörg" == Jörg Knappen <[log in to unmask]> writes:

Jörg> If there is no byte oreder mark, assume ASCII or some non-Unicode
Jörg> 8 bit encoding.

s/ASCII/UTF-8/ since utf-8 files should not have BOMs.

Otherwise, that is a good idea.

As for utf-8 or other, it may be useful to default to the character set
specified for the current $LOCALE.  Maybe. :-/

James Cloos <[log in to unmask]>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6