A character may refer to any of the following:
An invalid character error may be encountered any time a character is used that is not supported by the program or operating system. For example, you may get this error when trying to use a non-alphanumeric character or a character with an accent.
See the char definition for a full definition on the char programming term.
2. A character is a term used to describe a computer player who takes on the role of a fictitious player in a computer game.
For example, while playing a game you are considered a character or PC in that game. If you encounter a character that is not controlled by another human, it is referred to as an NPC (non-player character). The picture is an example of a game character in the World of Warcraft game.
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