Character Encoding

n.

Pronunciation

/ˈkɛrɪktər ɛnˈkoʊdɪŋ/

Definition

A framework for capturing text, numbers, and other characters in binary for display on an electronic device.

There are multiple commonly employed standards for character encoding, among which are ASCII and UTF-8. Improper specification of character encoding on software platforms may result in display errors of characters, typically those that fall outside of the Latin alphabet and Arabic numerals.

Category

Technology

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