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Difference between UTF-8 and ISO 8859-1?  RSS feed

 
Thillai Sakthi
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Hello,
Can any one please help me to know the difference between UTF-8 and ISO 8859-1 encoding types?
Which should be used in which situations?
Some key differences?
Thank you
Kumar
 
Lasse Koskela
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I'll ask someone to move this thread to somewhere else because your question has nothing to do with EJB and Other J2EE Technologies.
However, while I'm at it, I might add that ISO 8859-1 is a character set used throughout the American continent, Western Europe, Australia and much of Africa. What it lacks is some French special characters and a whole lot of Asian and Eastern-Europe characters.
UTF is more universal. And many specifications don't even require ISO 8859-1 to be supported...
 
Jessica Sant
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I'm moving this to IO/Streams where its a bit more appropriate
Please continue the conversation there. Thanks!
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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