UTF Byte Order Mark

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Raoul Millais

20 Aug, 2010 11:21 AM

Currently the lessc compiler throws an error on the first character when the source file is saved as UTF-8 with the byte order mark (signature). This is common on many windows IDEs (including Visual Studio which does not as yet have a global default encoding setting, which means you have to remember to go and save with encoding for each and every less file) Would it be possible to fix this please? I imagine this will be confusing for people who do not undertstand the vagaries of different UTF-8 file encodings.

Kind Regards,


  1. 1 Posted by Josh Close on 02 Feb, 2012 10:54 PM

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    This still seems to be an issue. Is there any chance of this being fixed?

  2. 2 Posted by Michael J. Ryan on 09 Jul, 2012 10:09 PM

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    +1 on this... it'd be really nice if the stream were checked for FEFF, or just ignore those two bytes if they're the beginning of the stream... Not sure if this should be fixed within the node streams, or if it should be a lessc thing.

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