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character code

[′kar·ik·tər ‚kōd]
(communications)
A bit pattern assigned to a particular character in a coded character set.

character code

A digital coding system for alphanumeric characters. See ASCII and EBCDIC.
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Character codes table Units digits Char 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A Tens 0
The order of character codes that produces this graphic display is base.
The Unicode Standard specifies default stacking behavior to offer guidance about which character codes are to be used in which order to represent the text, so that texts containing multiple combining marks can be interchanged reliably.
A Brief History of Character Codes in North America, Europe, and East Asia -- by Steven J.
ISO 10646 supports the character codes from many existing character sets while Unicode takes the "unification" approach of eliminating the duplicate Han characters.
The requirements are wide-ranging, including: technical conventions for the structure of records--leader, directory, data fields, character codes, characters to be used as field and record terminators, etc,; specification of how certain types of information is recorded--the treatment of characters to be ignored in filing as field indicators, the definition of codes for languages and countries of publications; and definition of specific record elements for specific functions.
Note 1: Emoji Emoji are emoticons and other animated characters, expressed using GIF, JPEG or other image files rather than the conventional character codes such as Unicode used to create emoticons.
For example, using the ASCII character codes, if the word "a" hashes to 0 and the word "i" hashes to 15, it turns out that the word "in" must hash to 0.
Realizing that ASCII did not include special character codes, such as diacritics, the library community added one more bit to ASCII to make the so-called Extended ASCII (eight bits), and so it is able to represent 256 characters.
In other words, in order to guarantee the portability of existing software, decisions on the direction of the layout have to rely only on the semantics of character codes, not the presence of extra directional idiosyncrasies in the stored text.
Standards developed thus far for Chinese character codes also do not necessarily cross national boundaries and this inhibits the development of data communication systems.
Full national language support (NLS) allows global companies to deploy Attunity Connect-driven solutions in environments that require concurrent handling of multiple languages and character codes.