For Oracle, AL24UTFFSS is the UTF8 encoding for Unicode Standard 1.1;
UTF-8 is the UTF8 encoding for Unicode Standard 2.0. If you want to
multi-lingual data (such as CJK) in a single database, this is the
character set for you.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Holder [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, December 22, 1997 08:27 AM
> To: Multiple Recipients of
> Subject: Differences between UTF-2 and UTF-8?
> Anyone got any experience/thoughts on using the multi-byte character
> set AL24UTFFSS which is the Oracle Unicode multi-byte character set
> Oracle 7.3 ?
> The encoding system used is UTF-2 according to Oracle. UTF-8 support
> is in
> Oracle 8. I've done some simple experiments with Netscape 4.04
> UTF-8 as the encoding technique and it seems to work OK.
> Does anyone know what the difference is between UTF-2 and UTF-8 ?
> John Holder
> Paradigm UK Ltd.
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