character set definition 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