Meaning of CHARACTER SET in English

CHARACTER SET

< character > 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 .

(1998-12-17)

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