A defined list of characters recognized by the computer hardware and software. Each character is represented by a number. The ASCII character set, for example, uses the numbers 0 through 127 to represent all English characters as well as special control characters. European ISO character sets are similar to ASCII, but they contain additional characters for European languages.
- character string
A series of characters manipulated as a group. A character string differs from a name in that it does not represent anything — a name stands for some other object. A character string is often specified by enclosing the characters in single or double quotes. For example, WASHINGTON would be a name, but ‘WASHINGTON’ and […]
- character treatment
The use of all caps or any standard form of treating letters in a coding or typography project.
- charge back
In electronic commerce, a charge back is a reversal of a credit card transaction, which is usually iniated by the card issuer as requested by the cardholder. It may also be requested by the merchant. Charge backs usually occur due to fraudulent activity on the card (real or perceived), due to customer disputes, or from […]
Pronounced “CHA-see.” Also called case, a metal frame that serves as the structural support for electronic components. Every computer system requires at least one chassis to house the circuit boards and wiring. The chassis also contains slots for expansion boards. If you want to insert more boards than there are slots, you will need an […]
- chassis intrusion connector
A connector found on a motherboard that supports a chassis security feature that detects if a chassis component is removed or replaced, in which case an alarm sound is heard through the onboard speaker or PC chassis speaker if present. For the chassis intrusion circuit to work, the chassis power supply must be connected to […]