International Character Sets
- Part of the numerical encoding of a character.
- augmented character
- A type specifier that is equivalent to character except for character I/O operations when it indicates that the bits and font attributes of the character are preserved.
- base characters
- Single-byte characters of type base-character.
- base strings
- Strings that consist solely of base characters.
- bits attribute
- Extra flags that are associated with a character. The bits attribute is most often used to support character input from extended keyboards that have meta and control keys. This is an extension to Common Lisp.
- Common Lisp data objects that represent printed symbols or operations for formatting text.
- character external code
- A non-negative integer that uniquely identifies a character in a coded character set.
- character repertoire
- An unordered set of abstract characters, independent of coding, visual representation, or font. The English alphabet and the Kanji characters are separate character repertoires.
- code attribute
- The numerical encoding of a character.
- coded character set
- The mapping between the characters in one or more character repertoires and a number that serves as the character code for that particular set.
- environment variables
- Variables provided by certain operating systems and by Liquid Common Lisp that allow you to customize the operating system and the Lisp environment respectively.
- Extended UNIX Codes. A description of four character sets, which include the Kanji and Katakana character sets.
- extended characters
- Double-byte characters of type extended-character, which are used to encode multibyte characters such as Japanese Kanji characters.
- external format
- An implementation-dependent encoding scheme for representing characters in files.
- font attribute
- Extra flags that specify the style of a character's glyph, such as italic. This is an extension to Common Lisp.
- general string
- A string that can contain either base characters or extended characters.
- The visual representation of a graphic character.
- graphic character
- A character data object that can be displayed or printed; it is also called a printing character.
- A set of phonetic characters used to represent Japanese. Each character corresponds to a spoken syllable.
- Japanese Industry Standard, the Japanese equivalent to ASCII that includes standards for computing in the Japanese environment.
- Kana-Kanji conversion facility
- A conversion facility that allows you to enter Japanese Kanji characters from a standard Western keyboard. To use the conversion facility, you type the phonetic pronunciation in Roman characters, and the conversion facility proposes a Kanji equivalent.
- A set of Japanese ideograms adopted from China.
- A set of phonetic characters for representing spoken Japanese. In modern Japanese writing, Katakana is usually used to represent foreign words.
- A symbol preceded by a colon (
:value, and so forth).
- optional parameter
- A symbol that is not required for a function to work properly; in the syntactic description, the symbol
&optional precedes the optional parameter.
- A symbol whose value is determined by the arguments that you supply when you invoke a function.
- printing character
- A character data object that can be displayed or printed.
- rest parameter
- A construct that allows a function to have an unspecified number of arguments; it is indicated by the symbol
&rest in the syntactic description.
- Japanese written in the Roman alphabet.
- simple base string
- A simple string of base characters.
- simple general string
- A simple string that can contain both base and extended characters.
- simple string
- A string that does not have a fill pointer, is not displaced to another string, and whose size is not adjusted dynamically after creation.
- standard characters
- A subtype of characters defined by Common Lisp. The standard characters consist of the newline character and the 95 printing characters, which include the space character.
- A Common Lisp data object that is a vector whose elements must be of type character.
- Standardized grammatical rules and patterns.
International Character Sets - 9 SEP 1996
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