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STD 63, RFC 3629 on UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 10646

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        STD 63
        RFC 3629

        Title:      UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 10646
        Author(s):  F. Yergeau
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       November 2003
        Mailbox:    fyergeau@alis.com
        Pages:      14
        Characters: 33856
        Obsoletes:  2279
        SeeAlso:    STD 63

        I-D Tag:    draft-yergeau-rfc2279bis-05.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3629.txt

ISO/IEC 10646-1 defines a large character set called the Universal
Character Set (UCS) which encompasses most of the world's writing
systems.  The originally proposed encodings of the UCS, however, were
not compatible with many current applications and protocols, and this
has led to the development of UTF-8, the object of this memo.  UTF-8
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 obsoletes and replaces RFC 2279.

This is now a Standard Protocol.

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