character encoding

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character encoding

n.
Any of various encoding schemes, such as ASCII or Unicode, in which letters and other characters are each assigned a unique number for storage and transmission on computers. Also called character map, character set, charset.
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The NX Series represents SATO's next generation of thermal printers with advanced support for bar code symbologies, character sets and communication interfaces.
Developers eventually created a mixed single byte/double byte character set for Japanese, but it was a huge amount of work and most companies did not want both character sets to clutter their U.
1 features a new Unsubscribe Message report and four new double-byte character sets, bringing its total language capabilities to 15 character sets for the composition of messages in over 50 languages.
based marketer, you were likely to receive data in roman character sets, which could be easily processed by your systems.
Additionally, a programmable on-screen display controller supports localized character sets.
For starters, mainframe data is stored using several different character sets instead of the ASCII character set used by open systems machines.
Since Unicode is so new to the library community, VTLS is providing a service to help prepare libraries in migrating their data from the traditional character sets to Unicode.
Typically, they analyze character sets separately and use various methodologies to combine the results from each analysis to classify each individual in their samples (e.
The publications also contain the automatic data processing standards used by the SSA, such as those affecting state abbreviations and postal codes, record sequencing, character sets and so forth.
For example, to provide Chinese mobile phone users access to bold and non-bold Latin-based characters, developers now need to duplicate both the Latin and Chinese character sets, the latter of which contains thousands of characters.
has announced that its INNOPAC Millennium library automation system now has the ability to accommodate an additional language that utilizes non-Roman character sets.
Additionally, The Information Navigator now has the capability to support multiple character sets simultaneously through MuCh (Multiple Character Set Support).