New Encoding Standard for Network Interchange

In case you have missed it, a new encoding standard has been set for Internet communication. And, while the rest of the world uses UTF-8, they decided for RFC 20(???!!):

Did you look at the RFC date? It was 1969… it is an old posting/RFC that just got reposted.

RFC20 is not overtaking UTF-8

Phew – is that so? I received it as news today. But when one looks on this page:, it says it was elevated to standard but with a legacy remark. Hm, confuses me. And I surely hope it will stay UTF8.

After reading a bit more: Ok, this seems to be the late recognition of ASCII having been an internet standard or something. So never mind …