commanderW - 5:07 am on Nov 13, 2010 (gmt 0)
Glad I could be of assistance -
UTF-8 does not require BOM and in some browsers it will give you a blank line or funny little things at the beginning of a document. So it's best not to use it. Save your files as UTF-8 with no BOM.
Read this - [w3.org ]
or this - [w3.org ]
and since you are working heavily with international alphabets, try to find the time to read all of this - [w3.org ]
If you are using Windows you may need to know that
A particular protocol (e.g. Microsoft conventions for .txt files) may require use of the BOM on certain Unicode data streams, such as files. When you need to conform to such a protocol, use a BOM.
from here [unicode.org ]