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STD 63, RFC 3629 on UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 10646
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Title: UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 10646
Author(s): F. Yergeau
Status: Standards Track
Date: November 2003
SeeAlso: STD 63
I-D Tag: draft-yergeau-rfc2279bis-05.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.
This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
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