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 for character set
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  character set
      n 1: an ordered list of characters that are used together in
           writing or printing

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  character set
      A particular mapping between characters and
     byte strings, i.e. the combination of a particular
     character encoding (which maps between byte strings and
     integers) and a particular coded character set (which maps
     between integers and characters).
     For example: ASCII (the ASCII coded character set, encoded
     directly as single-byte values), or UTF-8 (the Unicode
     coded character set, encoded with an 8-bit transformation
     The character repertoire is the complete set of all
     characters in the character set.

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