Re: For review: Character encodings for beginners

On Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 06:00:00PM +0900, Martin Duerst wrote:
> No, sorry, wrong, a "charset" includes the coding mechanism
> down to the bit/byte level.

I am reminded of the now historical technical rant, 
"Character Set": Considered Harmful:

What I'd take away for the novice reader is that "character set"
is a slightly misleading term, and "charset" as an abbreviation
really means something more like "a name of a system for encoding 
characters", not "a set of characters".

    Albert Lunde
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