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It is one of the commonly used character sets. What does it stand for?

Is it an acronym for something?

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WE8DEC is the old DEC MCS character set which stood for Digital Equipment Corporation Multinational Character Set. The WE8 prefix identifies this as a Western European 8-bit character set.

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How the mighty have fallen... DEC now exists in only legacy nomenclature... sigh. – DCookie Jul 12 '11 at 15:20

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