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what is utf8 ?

RaviNada Kiran
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what is utf8 ? Is this the Internationally agreed character set?

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fred rosenberger
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The wikipedia has a decent article explaining what UTF-8 is.

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Ulf Dittmer

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Have a read of The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!) - it's fun and educational.
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