Was playing with the "Polar Bear" stuff to see how DataFlex would handle this scenario and created a new file.

I used File -> New -> Other -> Empty Other File

(that's the key thing, using "Empty Other File" instead of a DataFlex file type)

So I could paste the polar bear etc.. and save the file.

The text editor does indeed show the polar bear, so it treats the text as UTF8

There is however NO BOM in sight.

The file is plain ascii, without the Byte Order Mark.

That's inconsistent as it does create a file with the BOM if you use File -> New -> Other -> DataFlex Source File

Figured to report that as it was weird and might be unintended.

OK.. back to work for me.