On 11/30/15 5:41 PM, Andrew Gallagher wrote: > That's a Unicode byte order mark. Strictly, it should only be used in > UTF-16 documents but in the real world it's commonly used to mark any > Unicode file.... It's a UTF-16BE BOM, you mean. The UTF-8 BOM is 0xEF 0xBB 0xBF. It's a little weird. You don't see much UTF-16BE out there.