Definition of Character set

1. Noun. An ordered list of characters that are used together in writing or printing.

Specialized synonyms: Ascii Character Set
Generic synonyms: List, Listing
Specialized synonyms: Alphabet, Alphanumeric Characters, Alphanumerics

Definition of Character set

1. Noun. (computing) The set of characters encoded by a given character encoding. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) A set of characters together with a character encoding. ¹

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Literary usage of Character set

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. SAS(R) 9.1.3 Language Reference:: Dictionary, Fifth Edition, Volumes 1-4 by SAS Institute (2006)
"... universal character set code in 2 octets (UCS2), Unicode encoding Writes a big-endian, 16-bit, universal character set code in 2 octets (UCS2) character ..."

2. Base SAS(R) 9.1.3 Procedures Guide, Second Edition, Volumes 1-4 by Sas Institute (2006)
"An encoding is a combination of a character set with an encoding method. A character set is the repertoire of characters and symbols that are used by a ..."

3. Guidelines for the Evaluation of Electronic Data Interchange Products by John J. Garguilo, Paul Markovitz (1998)
"3.7.1 character set Conversion Trading partners might use different character ... Some EDI products convert between the character set used by the sending ..."

4. Norrie Seton, Or, Driven to Sea by George Cupples (1869)
"... Footprints of Civilisation—Honolulu : its Topography—The Kanakas : their Mode of Living—Hawaiian Women—A doubtful Character—Set Sail for Sydney—Norrie ..."

5. SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference: Concepts by SAS Institute (2005)
"... such as when a single byte character set (SBCS) is transcoded to a double byte character set (DECS) or a multibyte character set (MBCS). ..."

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