Follow-up Comment #1, bug #22767 (project freeciv):

Freeciv is already clear in its own mind that its files contain UTF-8
(FC_DEFAULT_DATA_ENCODING), so it needs no clue in the files to tell it.

So presumably your proposed signature is for the benefit of other programs
reading these files. Which other programs need this, and would they all agree
on a single kind of clue?

I'd have hoped that something in a comment would do, no need to change the
Freeciv file parser.

I'd sort of hope that in this day and age, something happening on an unmarked
text file might be reasonably prepared for it to turn out to be in UTF-8
without explicit clues.

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