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RFC 2279

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

Canonical URL:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2279.txt
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Status:
DRAFT STANDARD (changed from PROPOSED STANDARD November 1999)
Obsoletes:
RFC 2044
Obsoleted by:
RFC 3629
Author:
F. Yergeau
Stream:
[Legacy]

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Abstract

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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