How to store Russian text?

How should I store content for users in UTF-8
or this:
hi how are you

What's plus and what a minus?

P. S. more and more often the second option, I do not know why, help with the answer
June 10th 19 at 15:04
1 answer
June 10th 19 at 15:06
Keep everything in UTF-8, this is quite normal practice. Every character in this encoding occupies two bytes. Storage using your second option, at least more wasteful in terms of data volumes.

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