Cisco CloudCenter: Get the Hybrid IT Advantage

Character Set

Definition - What does Character Set mean?

A character set refers to the composite number of different characters that are being used and supported by a computer software and hardware. It consists of codes, bit pattern or natural numbers used in defining some particular character.

A character set may also be referred to as character map, charset or character code.

Techopedia explains Character Set

A character set is the key component behind displaying, manipulating and editing text, numbers and symbols on a computer. A character set is created through a process known as encoding i.e. each character is assigned with a unique code or value.

All word and/or data processing applications are embedded with one or more character sets. The characters within a character set can be text, number or even symbols. Each character is represented by a number. ASCII characters set is one of the most popular character sets used by general computers to display text or numbers on computer screen. It represents uppercase and lower case English alphabets, number, mathematical operators and symbols from number 0–127.

Share this:

Connect with us

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.