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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :
A letter of some alphabet (either upper case or
lower case), a digit, a punctuation or other symbol or a
control character. In a computer, a character is
represented as an integer. What character is represented by
what integer is determined by the current character set.
For example, in the ASCII character set, "A" is 65. These
integers are then stored as a sequence of bytes according to
a character encoding.
The character set and encoding is usually implicit in the
environment in which the character is being interpreted but it
may be specified explicitly, e.g. to convert input to some
standard internal representation.
A sequence of characters is a (character) string.
Compare with glyph.
Contactemail@example.com Specification=RFC 2229