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UTF-8 stands for “Unicode Transformation Format - 8 bits.” That’s not helpful to us yet, so let’s rewind to the basics.
Encoding is the process of converting characters in human languages into binary sequences that computers can process.
The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) was an early standardized encoding system for text.
ASCII’s library includes every upper-case and lower-case letter in the Latin alphabet, every digit from 0 to 9, and some symbols (like /, !, and ?). It assigns each of these ch...
Enter Unicode, an encoding system that solves the space issue of ASCII. Like ASCII, Unicode assigns a unique code, called a code point, to each character. However, Unicode’s more sophisticated system can produce over a million code points, more than enough to account for every character in any la...
UTF-8 is an encoding system for Unicode. It can translate any Unicode character to a matching unique binary string, and can also translate the binary string back to a Unicode character.
UTF-8 is currently the most popular encoding method on the internet because it can efficiently store text...
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