Re: Charsets + encoding + codesets

From: Glenn Adams (
Date: Mon Oct 06 1997 - 13:02:24 EDT

At 03:45 AM 10/6/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Thanks for the various answers. Keld's paper was also very useful.
>Now two things seem to be clear for me:
>-- A "character set" has no code-points associated to each character.
>-- I should use the term "encoded character set" to name the
>implementation of a character set according a specific "encoding

The term "coded character set" is more standard than "encoded ...".
The abbreviation CCS is commonly used to denote this.

>with this in mind I can't help but have still questions:
>-- If UNICODE is an "encoded character set" what is the name of the
>"character set" it implements? (UNICODE as well?). In other words, how
>should I call the character repertoire that UNICODE and 10646 encode?

You should say the Unicode, Version <whichever you mean>, repertoire; or
the ISO/IEC 10646-1:1993 plus AMDs <whichever you like> repertoire.

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