UTF-8 and UTF-16 are two of the standard ways of encoding Unicode character data. The Teradata Database supports UTF-8 and UTF- 16 client character sets. The UTF-8 client character set supports UTF-8 encoding. The Teradata Database supports UTF-8 characters that can consist of from one to three bytes. The UTF-16 client character set supports UTF-16 encoding. The Teradata Database supports the Unicode 6.0 standard, where each defined character requires exactly 16 bits. There are restrictions imposed by the Teradata Database on using the UTF-8 and UTF-16 character sets. For details, see International Character Set Support (B035-1125).