This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
The reason being that Unicode gets translated during the reading of a line, so the compiler sees a translated String. This is the reason you can't use the Unicode representation for carriage-return and new-line in Strings - they get translated into a line end when the compiler reads the source. Bill