OpenWMS Metadata Guide

Technical Metadata


Last updated: April 6th, 2009
Name
characterEncoding
Label
Character Encoding
Schema
rulib
Definition
"A character encoding system consists of a code that pairs a sequence of characters from a given character set (sometimes incorrectly referred to as code page) with something else, such as a sequence of natural numbers, octets or electrical pulses, in order to facilitate the transmission of data (generally numbers and/or text) through telecommunication networks and/or storage of text in computers." (Wikipedia). Often used interchangeably with character set.
Controlled Vocabulary
ASCII (ISO 646), Unicode, UTF-8 (Unicode), Other, Unknown
Repeatable
N




 
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