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character code

Syllabification: char·ac·ter code

Definition of character code in English:

noun

Computing
The binary code used to represent a letter or number.
Example sentences
  • To view these languages properly you will have to change your computer's character code.
  • For example on some PCs the character code 130 would display as é, but on computers sold in Israel it was the Hebrew letter Gimel, so when Americans would send their résumés to Israel they would arrive as r sum s.
  • I recently learned that certain HTML characters or character codes do not necessarily work on - for instance - Mac and Unix browsers.

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