From: ChianHwa Yang (
Date: Thu Dec 11 1997 - 15:26:55 EST

Thanks for all the answers. I came across UTF-2 in the Oracle documentation. That was where the confusion originated.


From: Michael Everson[]
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 1997 6:11 AM
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Subject: Re: UTF-2

Ar 10:23 -0800 1997-12-11, scríobh Misha Wolf:
>UTF-8 was originally called FSS-UTF and then, for a while, UTF-2. The "2"
>indicated "the second UTF" (there was also a UTF-1). Some vendors, eg
>Oracle, kept the UTF-2 name in their documentation for a long time.

Even if it is wrong it might be prudent to register it as an alias in
software that looks for aliases for coding IDs.

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