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character representation

Binary encoding of characters. Character sets are assigned to a character representation using code pages. The ISO-8859 code pages are single-byte character representations, in which every character is encoded in a maximum of one byte. SJIS and BIG5 are double-byte character representations for Japanese and traditional Chinese fonts. The Unicode character representations cover all characters world-wide and can be encoded using one, two, or four bytes, depending on the UTF representation.

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