Double-Byte Character Syste
initials for Double Byte Character Set, the ability to handle oriental character sets (e.g., Japanese and Chinese alphabets).
Double-Byte Character Set. A character set that includes one- and two-byte characters, used by many Asian countries.
Double Byte Charater Set - Examples of DBCS are Japanese, Korean, Chinese, etc.
A character set that uses one or two bytes to represent a character, allowing more than 256 characters to be represented. DBCS character sets are typically used in environments that use ideographic writing systems, such as Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.
Double Byte Character Set. It is a character set required to represent Asian languages, since most Asian languages consist of more complex characters, which the Western alphabet is incapable of representing.
A character set that can be used to represent Far Eastern languages that use ideographic characters. Like a multibyte character set (MBCS), a DBCS contains both single- and double-byte characters. DBCS characters are addressed using two bytes. The DBCS single-byte characters conform to the 8-bit national standards for each country and correspond closely to the ASCII character set. See also lead byte, trail byte, Unicode.
See double-byte character set.
Double-Byte Character Set. A specific type of MBCS, character encodings where characters are of varying byte length, limited to a maximum length of 2 bytes for characters. A character encoding where characters are represented by either one or two bytes. Sometimes DBC is used for double-byte character.
A character code that uses one or two bytes to represent one character. It was developed for the Japanese, Chinese and Korean languages. See also Unicode and UTF8.
Abbreviation for double-byte character set.
A character set used to represent the Asian languages Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. Since these languages may contain many thousands of characters, two bytes are needed to represent each character. For any given ideographic character, one byte is utilized to reference a particular font table; the second byte points to a grid reference in that table.
Double Byte Character Set. Multi-byte encodings for Asian languages. Multi-byte encoding does not use 8-bit bytes that conflict with existing 8-bit ASCII characters (thus severely limiting the number of characters they support). See Unicode.
DBCS stands for Double Byte Character Set.