This article was updated to emphasize that UTF-8 should be the default character encoding on the Web. In addition, editorial changes were made to improve the readability of the article and bring it in line with more recent templates.
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A short section was added to this article to lead readers to additional information. This and other changes are described below. View the article.
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Description of changes:
- a ‘By the way’ section was added, to point the reader to concepts described in the article Character encodings: Essential concepts. These explanations take the reader a step further in understanding character encodings.
- various small edits throughout to accommodate the latest template and style guidelines
- substantial changes to the Further Reading section