UTF-8 is a character encoding created in 1993. UTF-8 is a variable width character encoding capable of encoding all 1,112,064 valid code points in Unicode using one to four 8-bit bytes. The encoding is defined by the Unicode standard, and was originally designed by Ken Thompson and Rob Pike. The name is derived from Unicode (or Universal Coded Character Set) Transformation Format – 8-bit. Read more on Wikipedia...
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- UTF-8 first appeared in 1993
- UTF-8 was created by Rob Pike and Ken Thompson
- See also: unicode, ascii, xml, html, css, mysql, java, tcl, unix
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Last updated January 15th, 2020