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a ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A way of representing common (i.e. English) letters, numbers and punctuation in 7 bits.
b BMP - Basic Multilingual Plane - Plane 0 of Unicode which is the characters from U+0000 to U+FFFF
c codec - coder-decoder: the algorithm used to store analog data in digital form
d DER - Distinguished Encoding Rules: A binary representation of an ASN.1 object that defines how an ASN.1 object is serialized for storage or transmission in computing environments.
  DRM - Digital Rights Management: a system to prevent you from using the file in any way except what has been approved by the file's creator. Newspeak for "copy protection"
e EBCDIC - Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code. A way of encoding characters used by mainframes. An alternative to ASCII, which is used on most personal computers.
i IME - Input Method Editor: a way to enter different characters that do not have a dedicated key on the keyboard
j Julian date - A date calculated by number of days elapsed since January 1, 4713 BC.
l LOCKSS - Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe
  lossy compression - Compression that removes data so that the original cannot be precisely restored.
m MIME - Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. A standard for encapsulating non-plain-text information in email. Part of this standard is how to specify the format of the data, which is known as the MIME content type. More...
n NCE - Named Character Entity: representing a unicode character by its "ame"&urren;
  NCR - Numeric Character Reference: representing a unicode character like &19968;
p PEM - Privacy Enhanced Mail. A standard for secure email. It includes an ASCII format for storing encryption keys and certificates which is commonly used by other software.
r raster graphics - graphics drawn with colored dots
u UTF - Unicode Transformation Format, or UCS Transformation format where "UCS" stands for Unicode Character Set
v vector graphics - graphics drawn with lines and shapes

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