When I try to save a text file with non-English text in Notepad, I get an option to choose between Unicode, Unicode Big Endian and UTF-8. What is the difference between these formats?
Assuming I do not want any backward compatibility (with older OS versions or apps) and I do not care about the file size, which of these formats is better?
(Assume that the text can be in languages like Chinese or Japanese, in addition to other languages.)
Note: From the answers and comments below it seems that in Notepad lingo, Unicode is UTF-16 (Little Endian), Unicode Big Endian is UTF-16 (Big Endian) and UTF-8 is well UTF-8.