a) [ISO] A member of a set of elements used for organisation control or representation of data. A character can be a graphic character or a control character. b) Common term for glyph used in writing languages.
An abstract notion denoting a class of shapes declared to have the same meaning or form.
the smallest component of written language that has semantic value; refers to the abstract meaning and/or shape, rather than a specific shape ( see also glyph), though in code tables some form of visual representation is essential for the reader's understanding; the basic unit of encoding for the Unicode character encoding. glyph Unicode game : chess
a collection of representations with associative and predictive power
a concept and a glyph is a reification of that concept
a graphic sign (glyph) that may be represented differently in different representation schemes developed and used on different machines
an abstract element of a text
an abstract idea
an abstract unit of a writing system
a numeric digit if its Unicode name contains the word DIGIT
a player's representation in a world
a textual unit, whereas a glyph is a graphical unit
In XML, a character is any legal graphic character of the ISO/IEC 10646 or Unicode standard (the two standards are identical). Other legal characters include a carriage return, tab and line feed.
A member of a set of identifiers used for the organization, control or representation of text. ISO/IEC Standard 10646-1:1993 uses the word "data" here instead of "text".
officially, the smallest unit of textual information with semantic meaning. Practically speaking, this means either a control code; something printable; or a combiner, such as an accent you can place over another character. Every character has a unique codepoint. Conversely, every codepoint in the range 0 to 0x10FFFF corresponds to a unique Unicode character. Unicode characters are often written in the form U+#### (for example, U+20AC, which is the character corresponding to codepoint 0x20AC). As an observation, over 99% of all the characters you are likely to use, and which are involved in text processing, will occur in the range U+0000 to U+FFFF. Therefore an array of sixteen-bit values interpretted as characters will likely be sufficient for most purposes. (A UTF-16 string may be interpretted in this way). If you want that extra 1%, as some apps will, you'll need to go the whole hog and recognise characters all the way up to U+10FFFF.
A character is an abstract element of text. A character is different from a glyph, which is a specific representation of a character. For example, the first character of the English upper-case alphabet can be displayed as A, A, A, and so on. These forms are different glyphs that represent the same character. A character, a character code, and a glyph are related as follows: character --(encoding)-- character code --(font)-- glyph For example, the first character of the English uppercase alphabet is represented in computer memory as a number. The number is called the encoding or the character code. The character code for the first character of the English uppercase alphabet is 0x41 in the ASCII encoding scheme. The character code is 0xc1 in the EBCDIC encoding scheme. You must choose a font to display or print the character. The available fonts depend on which encoding scheme is being used. The character can be printed or displayed as A, A, or A, for example. The forms are different glyph s that represent the same character. See also character code and glyph.
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From Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.1 ( 2004-02-04) A character is an atomic unit of text as specified by ISO/IEC 10646 . Legal characters are tab, carriage return, line feed, and the legal characters of Unicode and ISO/IEC 10646. The versions of these standards cited in were current at the time this document was prepared. New characters may be added to these standards by amendments or new editions. Consequently, XML processors MUST accept any character in the range specified for Char.
The simplest element used to represent written languages. Note that the appearance of a character is not constant; the glyph used to display a character depends on the font used as well as the context of surrounding text. See glyph.
From The Platform for Privacy Preferences 1.0 (P3P1.0) Specification ( 2002-04-16) Strings consist of a sequence of zero or more characters, where a character is defined as in the XML Recommendation [XML]. A single character in P3P thus corresponds to a single Unicode abstract character with a single corresponding Unicode scalar value (see [UNICODE]).
There are several meanings of the word character in mathematics, although all are related to the idea of using fields (most of the time the complex numbers), to study a more abstract algebraic structure.