Definitions for "Single-byte character set"
Keywords:  mbcs, sbcs, byte, multibyte, dbcs
A character encoding in which each character is represented by 1 byte. Single byte character sets are mathematically limited to 256 characters.
A mapping of characters to their identifying numeric values, in which each value is 1 byte wide. The ANSI and OEM character sets are single-byte character sets. See also multibyte character set (MBCS), Unicode.
character set encoded with one byte per character. This term is generally used in contrast with DBCS or MBCS. Abbreviated as SBCS.