Unicode Tranformation Format - 8-bit

n.

Pronunciation

/unicode tranformation ˈfɔrˌmæt - 8-bɪt/

Acronym

UTF-8

Definition

A form of character encoding which is backwards compatible with ASCII and handles Latin alphabets and symbols, including Chinese characters and emojis.

Unicode Transformation Format - 8 Bit (UTF-8) is used for 95% of websites. It is the preferred encoding for a data set shared between Product Information Management Systems. The 8-bit architecture and backwards compatibility allow the information to pass to and from legacy systems.

Category

Technology

Related Terms

ASCII, Character Encoding

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