From: Tim Greenwood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Mar 03 2006 - 12:55:33 CST
Character set, a definition :
A character set is a computerized version
of any alphabet (or other writing system).
Each letter, number, symbol, etc. of the
computerized alphabet is assigned a unique
number for the computer to use in software.
Character set, coded character set, character encoding - you are getting
into a rats nest here. Fortunately Unicode Technical Report 17 - Character
Encoding Model - gives a definitive set of answers for those embedded in the
mire of this stuff.
I think that you are asking a slightly different question though. What is
the imprecise terminology to use for the general audience? In that respect
your definition may be ok, as long as anyone who actually gets drawn into
the swamp is ready to move to a precise terminology.
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