I'm currently running into a problem with a java mp3 tag library that doesn't seem to be stripping the BOM from either v2.3 or v2.4 tags. However, when researching the problem, I noticed the following in the id3v2.4 spec: Frames that allow different types of text encoding contains a text
encoding description byte. Possible encodings: $00 ISO-8859-1 [ISO-8859-1]. Terminated with $00. $01 UTF-16 [UTF-16] encoded Unicode [UNICODE] with BOM. All strings in the same frame SHALL have the same byteorder. Terminated with $00 00. $02 UTF-16BE [UTF-16] encoded Unicode [UNICODE] without BOM. Terminated with $00 00. $03 UTF-8 [UTF-8] encoded Unicode [UNICODE]. Terminated with $00.The way I read this is that BOM should only be used for UTF-16(LE) and that UTF-8, which is what Mp3tag uses for v2.4, should not have a BOM at all.
Am I misunderstanding? Would it be possible to optionally disable BOM when writing tags (at least for v2.4) like it can be disabled for exporting tags?