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for ''character set''
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
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
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