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Bug#486425: ITP: bomstrip -- strip Byte-Order Marks from UTF-8 text files



Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net>

* Package name    : bomstrip
  Version         : 8
  Upstream Author : Mechiel Lukkien <mechiel@xs4all.nl>
* URL             : http://www.xs4all.nl/~mechiel/projects/bomstrip/
* License         : public domain
  Programming Lang: Awk, Brainf*ck, C, C++, Forth, Haskell, OCaml, Ook!,
                    Pascal, PHP, Perl, PostScript, Python, Ruby, sed,
		    Unlambda
  Description     : Strip Byte-Order Marks from UTF-8 text files

The bomstrip distribution is a collection of filters stripping
the three-byte Byte-Order Mark from UTF-8 text - in UTF-8, the BOM
is not even needed, and it is often actually harmful.  More information
about the bomstrip distribution may be found on the author's site,
http://www.xs4all.nl/~mechiel/projects/bomstrip/

What I intend to package is bomstrip-8 with a couple of my own changes
as listed on the http://devel.ringlet.net/textproc/bomstrip/ webpage;
most probably, the bomstrip-8-roam-06 version, if I don't come up
with anything more in the meantime :)  Of course, the changes have
been sent to the upstream author, and if he decides to release a new
version, I'll package it instead :)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968) (ignored: LC_ALL set to C)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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