Reading the Wikipedia articles make me wonder about so-called "WTF-8", so I
played with it and wrote that: https://github.com/b4n/wtf8tools
Converting the file here to WTF-8 makes Geany able to open it just fine (like
SciTE does), and it's convertible back to the original UTF-16.
I'm not sure why we accept invalid UTF-8 (well, it's structurally valid, but
contains reserved code points), but probably because the tools we use are happy
so long as it's structurally valid or something. Or we don't use the same
thing for UTF-8 (GLib) than UTF-16 (iconv through GLib), and GLib is more
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