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). The character repertoire is the complete set of all characters in the character set.
Last updated: 2015-11-29
character set identifier
(CSID) (IBM) A number that identifies a character set.
Last updated: 1995-03-21