coded character set definition character, standard
A mapping, generally 1:1, from a set of integers
, known as character codes or code positions, to a set of characters
that may include letters, digits, punctuation, control codes, mathematical and typographic symbols.
There are several standard
coded character sets, the most widely used is ASCII
, generally in its Latin-1
dialect, with Unicode
becoming slowly more common; while EBCDIC
are extinct except in legacy systems.