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> [...]
> UTF-8 is now recognizable as ASCII's successor. It's become the most
> common character set specified for web pages. And some of the
> most-used programming libraries speak UTF-8, e.g, the multi-platform
> GTK and Qt families of libraries.
> [...]

UTF-8 is _not_ a character set.  It stands for UCS Transformation
Format, or Universal Character Set Transformation Format.  Universal
Character Set, or the almost identical Unicode, are character sets.
UTF-8 is just one format.