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Meaning of CHARACTER SET

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an ordered list of characters that are used together in writing or printing
 
 See Also: alphabet, alphanumerics, ASCII character set, list, listing

 

 

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 Definition: 

1. A particular mapping between characters and byte strings, i.e. the combination of a particular character encoding (which maps between byte strings and integers) and a particular coded character set (which maps between integers and characters).

For example: ascii (the ASCII coded character set, encoded directly as single-byte values), or utf-8 (the Unicode coded character set, encoded with an 8-bit transformation method).

2. Occasionally: a character repertoire; or a coded character set.

 

 

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