Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
unicode transformation format

Short for Unicode Transformation Format, UTF is a universal standard for mapping Unicode encodings. It defines the way writing from anywhere in the world, stored in any Unicode encoding format, should be represented on different computer systems. For example, it defines the way UTF-16 (16-bit Unicode characters) should be converted to UTF-7 (7-bit) or UTF-8 (8-bit) characters.

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