UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 10646, January 1998
- Canonical URL:
- File formats:
- DRAFT STANDARD (changed from PROPOSED STANDARD November 1999)
- RFC 2044
- Obsoleted by:
- RFC 3629
- F. Yergeau
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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.