SyncScriptEncoding UTF8 includes a preamble

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SyncScriptEncoding UTF8 includes a preamble

Postby ladenedge » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:27 pm

It says in Switches used in the command line that the default should result in a UTF-8 encoding without a BOM. However, when I omit this switch in Data Compare 9, I do indeed get a BOM. In addition, I tried explicitly setting the option in all of the following ways:
  • /SyncScriptEncoding:UTF8
  • /SyncScriptEncoding:UTF8WithPreamble
  • /SyncScriptEncoding:UTF8WithoutPreamble

All of them seem to result in a UTF-8 file that includes a BOM. The ASCII argument worked as advertised.

I feel pretty certain this option is broken, but perhaps I was missing something on my end?
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Postby Brian Donahue » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:10 pm

Thanks for letting us know about this. I have logged a bug with reference number SDC-1301 so this will get fixed.

Regardless of whether you use UTF8 or UTF8WithPreamble, the preamble gets written to the file, contrary to the documentation. I had a look at the bytes of the sync script file, and with either option the file starts with xEFBBBF.
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