A discrete information system, such as a written natural language, utilizes a finite number n of different symbols (letters, characters) S1, S2, S3, …, Sn. We shall call the ensemble Sj, j = 1, 2, …, n the character set. The words “character” and “symbol” are used interchangeably.
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