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utf-8 character file -check

Shankar sanjay
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I am having file myfile.txt, I want to know whether its utf-8 encoded or other then that. How can I check?

Sankar. S
Greg Charles

Joined: Oct 01, 2001
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UTF-8 files often start with the three bytes (in hex) EF BB BF, but this is more a convention than a rule.
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