Unicode isn't a synonym of UTF-8, but it is a superset. Since UTF-8 is the de facto standard representation of Unicode in the unix world, most questions about Unicode on this site involve UTF-8. While some questions are specifically about UTF-8 and others are about in Unicode in general, we don't seem to be following any rule as to which questions are tagged and which ones are tagged (beyond perhaps the rare question about other representations not being tagged ).

I don't see any point in having two separate tags. This only makes it harder to find Unicode-related questions since there are two tags to search. Therefore, I propose to make a synonym of . ( has to be the main tag since it's more general.)

I can't propose the synonym through the tag interface because “Version specific synonyms can only be created by moderators”.

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and both point to now and are merged

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