RFC 2279

UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 10646, January 1998

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DRAFT STANDARD (changed from PROPOSED STANDARD November 1999)
RFC 2044
Obsoleted by:
RFC 3629
F. Yergeau

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DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC2279

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UTF-8, the object of this memo, has the characteristic of preserving the full US-ASCII range, providing compatibility with file systems, parsers and other software that rely on US-ASCII values but are transparent to other values. This memo updates and replaces RFC 2044, in particular addressing the question of versions of the relevant standards. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.

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