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single byte character set (SBCS)

A 1-byte character set, Single Byte Character Set (SBCS), represents each individual character in one byte. Thus, 256 different characters can be represented with such a character set.

1-byte character sets are used for letters, digits and control characters. Often double-byte character sets are constructed in such a way that they can interpret the characters from a 1-byte character set. The best known 1-byte character set is the ASCII character set.

Character sets whose characters consist of two bytes are called Double Byte Character Set( DBCS) and whose characters consist of two or more bytes are called Multibyte Character Set( MBCS).

Englisch: single byte character set - SBCS
Updated at: 19.12.2011
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Links: byte (B), ASCII character set, double byte character set (DBCS), multibyte character set (MBCS),
Translations: DE

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