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 .
FOLDOC computer English dictionary. Английский словарь по компьютерам FOLDOC. 2012