character set

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character set (plural character sets)

  1. (computing) The set of characters encoded by a given character encoding.
  2. (computing) A set of characters together with a character encoding.

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  • "In conventional mathematics terminology then, a "character set" is not just a set of characters, but a function whose domain is a set of integers, and whose range is a set of characters." - D. Connolly, Character Set Considered Harmful, Internet Draft