Server 2008 U+FFFD behavior for unknown or illegal UTF-8 sequences.

In my post Change to Unicode Encoding for Unicode 5.0 conformance I mentioned that the behavior of illegal characters has changed for Unicode 5 conformance in Windows Vista / .Net 2.0+.  Those changes have also been inherited by Server 2008.

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