A string of characters to create a character that is not on your keyboard. For example to create the character © you hold down the Alt key on your keyboard and type 0169 into your number pad, then release the Alt key. Learn How To Create Characters
The result of Run, start, charmap (Windows). Graphic representation of all 255 characters of a given typeface. Moving the cursor over a character displays the keystroke combination used to produce that character. You may also copy and paste characters from a character set. Later version of Windows may display the hexadecimal code for the special character. If this happens, you may have to convert the code to ANSI value in order to use the keystroke combination to insert it into your document.
an internal table that the operating system uses to map symbols (letters, numerals and punctuation characters) to a character number
A complete mapping from abstract character s to code point s to code unit s to bytes. A character map thus implicitly includes a coded character set character encoding form, and a character encoding scheme. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) charset identifiers refer to character maps.
Table of ANSI character code to displayed character.
An interactive keyboard layout in Windows that shows for each typeface the characters available in uppercase, lowercase, and with option keys. The equivalent utility for Macintosh is Key Caps.
From XSL Transformations (XSLT) 2.0 ( 2007-01-23) A character map allows a specific character appearing in a text or attribute node in the final result tree to be substituted by a specified string of characters during serialization.
Character Map (charmap.exe) is an applet included with Microsoft Windows operating systems which can be used to inspect the characters in any installed font, to check what keyboard input is used to select those characters, and to copy characters to the clipboard in lieu of typing them in.