|Noun||1.||character set - an ordered list of characters that are used together in writing or printing|
|(character)||character set - 1. A particular mapping between characters and
byte strings, i.e. the combination of a particular
character encoding (which maps between byte strings and
integers) and a particular coded character set (which maps
between integers and characters).|
For example: ASCII (the ASCII coded character set, encoded directly as single-byte values), or UTF-8 (the Unicode coded character set, encoded with an 8-bit transformation method).
2. Occasionally: a character repertoire; or a coded character set.