Character code

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Alternatively referred to as the character set, charset, and character encoding, a character code describes a specific encoding for characters as defined in the code page. Each character code defines how the bits in a stream of text are mapped to the characters they represent. ASCII is the basis of most code pages; for example, the value for a character "C" is represented by 67 in ASCII.

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