problems decrypting ASCII-armored file

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Tue Dec 1 01:37:30 CET 2015

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.

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