This package provides an additional binary format for linux: scripts which start with an utf-8 signature (aka bom), i.e. with the byte sequence \xef\xbb\xbf#!.
this is particularly useful for scripting languages which recognize the bom, e.g. python. with python 2.3 or newer, scripts with the utf-8 bom are considered utf-8 enocded without the need for an addition encoding declaration.