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

  character set
  
      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
     character set.
  
     (1998-12-17)
  

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