UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 10646
RFC 3629

Approval announcement
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From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
Cc: Internet Architecture Board <iab@iab.org>,
    RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 
         10646' to Full Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 10646 '
   <draft-yergeau-rfc2279bis-06.txt> as a Full Standard

This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an
IETF Working Group. 

The IESG contact person is Ted Hardie.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-yergeau-rfc2279bis-06.txt

Technical Summary

This document updates the specification of UTF-8,
an encoding of the UCS which is designed to be
compatible with many current applications and protocols. UTF-8
has the characteristic of preserving the full US-ASCII range,
providing compatibility with file systems, parsers and other software
that rely on US-ASCII values but are transparent to other values.
This memo obsoletes and replaces RFC 2279.


Working Group Summary

This draft and the interoperability reports associated with it were 
discussed 
on the IETF-charsets@iana.org mailing list. Archives may be
found at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-charsets/ among
other places.


Protocol Quality

This specification was reviewed for the IESG by Patrik Falstrom.