u'\ufeff' in Python string

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I ran into this on Python 3 and found this question (and solution). When opening a file, Python 3 supports the encoding keyword to automatically handle the encoding.

Without it, the BOM is included in the read result:

>>> f = open('file', mode='r')
>>> f.read()
'\ufefftest'

Giving the correct encoding, the BOM is omitted in the result:

>>> f = open('file', mode='r', encoding='utf-8-sig')
>>> f.read()
'test'

Just my 2 cents.

~ Answered on 2018-03-07 11:25:12


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