A small PHP library to handle byte order marks (BOM)

1.1.0 2020-10-04 15:23 UTC

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A small PHP library to handle byte order marks (BOM)

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The recommended method of installing this library is via Composer.

Run the following command from your project root:

$ composer require duncan3dc/bom-string


Remove the BOM from a string and get back a clean UTF-8 string

use duncan3dc\Bom\Util;

$string = Util::removeBom($bomString);

There's also a stream filter available:

use duncan3dc\Bom\StreamFilter;

stream_filter_register("bom-filter", StreamFilter::class);

$file = fopen($filename, "r");

stream_filter_append($file, "bom-filter");

while ($row = fgetcsv($file)) {



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