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Please note that the following was written some time ago, when the described flaw was only freshly fixed. I found the document recently, and have cleaned up the text in minor places; other than that it is as written in early 2004 MSN Messenger inconsistent UTF-8 handling (Or, How I Learned To Start Worrying and Hate UTF-8) Introduction UTF-8 is a godsend. It allows encoding of foreign (including non-Latin) characters into a file that’s still compatible with US-ASCII for all English-only use.