UTF-8, a transformation format of Unicode and ISO 10646, October 1996
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- Obsoleted by:
- RFC 2279
- F. Yergeau
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The Unicode Standard, version 1.1, and ISO/IEC 10646-1:1993 jointly define a 16 bit character set which encompasses most of the world's writing systems. UTF-8, the object of this memo, has the characteristic of preserving the full US-ASCII range. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.