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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-10637 BOM markers in some Moodle files
  3. MDL-10764

Lang files contain quite a few BOM markers

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    • Type: Sub-task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9
    • Fix Version/s: 1.9
    • Component/s: Language
    • Labels:
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE

      Description

      Using Eloy's grep trick on the lang files revealed a lot of BOM markers. I assume they don't cause any problems in html files, but I think that the php files can be a problem.

      For absolute vi dummies like me, the solution looks like
      grep -rl $'\xEF\xBB\xBF' * //Search folder and subfolders for BOM markers
      vim filename //opens file in vim
      :set nobomb //removes the BOM
      :w //saves the file with the same name
      :q //quit vim

      (credits to Eloy and http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/vimcheat.html)

      to perform on a *nix or a mac.

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            Assignee:
            koen Koen Roggemans
            Reporter:
            koen Koen Roggemans
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            Participants:
            Component watchers:
            David Mudrák (@mudrd8mz), Helen Foster, Víctor Déniz Falcón
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              Fix Release Date:
              3/Mar/08