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Strip UTF-8 byte order mark (BOM) from a string


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What is strip-bom?

The strip-bom package is used to remove a UTF-8 byte order mark (BOM) from the beginning of a string. This is particularly useful when dealing with files or data streams that may have been saved with a BOM, which can cause issues when processing or parsing the text.

What are strip-bom's main functionalities?

Removing BOM from a string

This code demonstrates how to use strip-bom to remove a byte order mark from the beginning of a string. It's useful for processing text that originates from files encoded with a BOM.

const stripBom = require('strip-bom');

const stringWithBom = '\uFEFFThis is a test string.';
const cleanedString = stripBom(stringWithBom);

console.log(cleanedString); // 'This is a test string.'

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strip-bom

Strip UTF-8 byte order mark (BOM) from a string

From Wikipedia:

The Unicode Standard permits the BOM in UTF-8, but does not require nor recommend its use. Byte order has no meaning in UTF-8.

Install

$ npm install strip-bom

Usage

import stripBom from 'strip-bom';

stripBom('\uFEFFunicorn');
//=> 'unicorn'

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Last updated on 16 Apr 2021

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