bradcathey has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Fellow Monasterians,

I'm writing a text file for import into Excel. As it is now, when the file is imported, any special characters, such as trademark symbol reads as jibberish. In my editor, I have saved the file with UTF-8 BOM which Excel reads fine.

I've looked at File::BOM but before installing and trying that, are there any other considerations? Thanks!

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