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Encoding is the process of transforming information from one format into another. The opposite operation is called decoding. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (from wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... For other senses of the word code, see code (disambiguation). ...

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A character encoding or character set (sometimes referred to as code page) consists of a code that pairs a sequence of characters from a given set with something else, such as a sequence of natural numbers, octets or electrical pulses, in order to facilitate the storage of text in computers... A Specimen of typeset fonts and languages, by William Caslon, letter founder; from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... A syllabary is a set of written symbols that represent (or approximate) syllables, which make up words. ... A specialized markup language using SGML is used to write the electronic version of the Oxford English Dictionary. ... The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is a consortium of institutions and research projects which collectively maintains and develops a standard for the representation of texts in digital form. ... A semantics encoding is a translation between formal languages. ... An encoder is a device used to encode a signal (such as a bitstream) or data into a form that is acceptable for transmission or storage. ... In telecommunications, transmission is the act of transmitting electrical messages (and the associated phenomena of radiant energy that passes through media). ... The terms storage (U.K.) or memory (U.S.) refer to the parts of a digital computer that retain physical state (data) for some interval of time, possibly even after electrical power to the computer is turned off. ... A codec is a device or program capable of performing encoding and decoding on a digital data stream or signal. ... “Cipher” redirects here. ... Secrecy is the practice of hiding information from others. ...

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hi this is yogesh sharma from punjab The term coding has the following meanings: In communications systems, the altering of the characteristics of a signal to make the signal more suitable for an intended application, such as optimizing the signal for transmission, improving transmission quality and fidelity, modifying the signal spectrum, increasing the information content, providing error... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...

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the data is assumed to be in (Latin 1 and) Unicode, not in your native encoding.
For native multibyte encodings (either fixed or variable length), the current implementation of the regular expressions may introduce recoding errors for regular expression literals longer than 127 bytes.
is used as the default encoding for the open pragma.
Encoding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (192 words)
A character encoding is a code that pairs a set of natural language characters (such as an alphabet or syllabary) with a set of something else, such as numbers or electrical pulses.
A semantics encoding of formal language A in formal language B is a method of representing all terms (e.g.
Encoding is different from encryption in the sense that encoding does not need a key (or a salt), while encryption does need it.
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