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  1. Log4net
  2. LOG4NET-329

Allow creation of UTF-8 logs without a BOM.

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    • Type: Wish
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Not A Problem
    • Affects Version/s: 1.2.11
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Appenders
    • Environment:
      Windows 7.

      Description

      When an appender uses the "utf-8" encoding, output logs will append a BOM to the start of a file. This is problematic when the log file is only supposed to output errors. Explorer reports the file size as non-0, so the only way to know if an error actually occurred is to open the log every time and check. This is not desirable.

      Further, from the Unicode FAQ (http://unicode.org/faq/utf_bom.html), a BOM is unnecessary for UTF-8 since it is already a sequence of bytes, so there are no endian problems to solve in the first place.

      Removal of the BOM is not necessary, but should also provide a means to use UTF-8 without a BOM. That could be a new encoding name such as "utf-8_nobom" or as a separate attribute such as "bom=false" or something else.

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              Reporter:
              dono Ben
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