DBCS

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DBCS

(character)
(IBM) double-byte character set.

A character set that uses 16 bits to represent a character.
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DBCS

(Double Byte Character Set) A character code that uses one or two bytes to represent one character. It was developed for the Japanese, Chinese and Korean languages. See Unicode.
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