UTF-8 encoded input is now accepted from clients who negotiate the transmit binary Telnet option for sending, and UTF-8 output will be sent to any clients negotiating it for receiving (though clients should usually negotiate neither or both together). Most surveyed MUD clients have limited or no support at present, but this situation is slowly improving. In the meantime, rudimentary UTF-8/binary-mode Telnet documentation is being drafted to help simplify testing, and in hopes that this can serve as a reference implementation for other MUD clients and engines in the near future.

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