The standard way of encoding characters into digital codes. An ASCII file is taken to mean a text file containing unformatted text that is, characters but not information about fonts, sizes and so on. ASCII files can be read by virtually every word-processing program.
(ASCII) A seven-bit-plus-parity code established by ANSI to achieve compatibility between data devices.
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A standard computer character set consisting of 96 upper- and lowercase letters along with 32 nonprinting control characters.
A widely used and internationally recognized coding system to represent characters in a standard way. ASCII is commonly used for storage within computer systems, and for exchange between them. English characters are represented as numbers, with each letter assigned a number from 0 to 127.For example, the ASCII code for uppercase M is 77. Most computers use ASCII codes to represent text, which makes it possible to transfer data from one computer to another. While, the standard ASCII character set uses just 7 bits for each character. There are several larger character sets that use 8 bits, which gives them 128 additional characters. Another set of codes similar, but different to ASCII is used on large IBM computers is EBCDIC.
A seven bit code adopted as a standard to represent specific data characters in computer systems, and to facilitate interchange of data between various machines and systems. Provides 128 possible characters, the first 32 of which are used for printing and transmission control. Since common storage is an 8-bit byte [256 possible characters] and ASCII uses only 128, the extra bit is used to hold a parity bit or create special symbols. See: extended ASCII.
A code with seven information signals plus one parity check signal. It is useful for interworking between computers.
The data alphabet used in the IBM PC to determine the composition of the 7-bit string of zero's and one's that represents each character (alphabetic , numeric, or special). A set of 256 binary codes that represent the most commonly used letters, numbers and symbols. See also binary.
Basic computer characters accepted by all American machines and many foreign ones.
A scheme that provides standard numeric values to represent letters, numbers, punctuation marks and other characters. The use of standard values allows computers and computer programs to exchange data.
A set of 128 alphanumeric and special control characters. ASCII files are also known as plain text files. This is the de-facto world-wide standard for the code numbers used by computers to represent all the upper and lower-case Latin letters, numbers, punctuation marks, etc.
A 7-bit code, intended as a U.S. standard for the interchange of information among communications devices.
ASCII is one of the most widely used codes for representing information on a computer system. These codes represent characters, such as keyboard characters. ASCII uses 7 bits for the 128 elements it represents. For example, when the character "A" is pressed on the keyboard, the ASCII binary representation is 100 0001.
A binary code representing each letter, number, or other symbol with a unique 7-bit code. See also BINARY CODE, CODE (2), EXTENDED BINARY CODED DECIMAL INTERCHANGE (EBCDIC).
1) Eight-bit code yielding 128 characters, both displayed and nondisplayed (for device control), used for text transmission. 2) A widely used asynchronous protocol based on ASCII code.
The standard 8 bit code used in data communications
A specification for the 7-bit patterns used to represent control (such as carriage return) and printable characters (the letters, numbers, and punctuation marks) in computers and for data communications between them.
A protocol for pure text.
It is a standard way of representing ordinary text as a stream of binary numbers. A code set of 128 characters. The first 32 characters are control codes & the remaining 96 are upper & lower case letters, numbers, punctuation marks & special characters.
The standard method of representing character data (seven data bits plus one that is sometime used for parity). This method was established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to achieve compatibility between data devices when they are interchanging information.
(computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers
The computer industry's standard for encoding alphanumeric characters, signs and symbols. It was revised in 1983 and there are now several variations of it.
A standard code for representing letters, digits, and special characters on computer systems.
Predominant code used by present-day computers for identifying characters (numbers and letters).
A set of numbers from zero through 127 assigned to letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and special characters for the general interchange of information among data processing equipment..
A standard for the representation of upper and lower-case Latin letters, numbers and punctuation on computers. There are 128 standard ASCII codes which are represented by a 7 digit binary code. The other 128 codes are used differently on most computers. In order to display non-Latin codes, Unicode is used in most cases. See also binary code, unicode.
This is the code that most computers use to represent displayable characters. An ASCII file is a straightforward text file without special control characters.
This is a set of codes that are used to represent letters and numbers. The computer stores everything in numerical form. An alphanumeric character like "A" is changed into the ASCII code number 65. The number 65 is used inside the computer to represent "A". All the keys on the keyboard have an ASCII code. This system uses 7 bits to represent a character. this means that there are 128 different ASCII characters possible. There are several variations of ASCII that can represent more characters by using all 8 bits of a byte to represent a character.
The standard code used for storing characters, including control characters, on a computer. Many 8-bit codes (such as ISO 8859-1, the Linux default character set) contain ASCII as their lower half. See Also . BSD
It is the standard code consisting of 7-bit coded characters (8 bits including parity check), utilized to exchange information between data processing systems, data communication systems, and associated equipment. The ASCII set contains control characters and graphic characters.
is the most common format for text files and serial communications in computers and on the Internet. Each alphabetic, numeric, or special character is represented with a 7 or 8 bit number (a string of seven or eight 0s or 1s). 256 possible characters are defined in the ASCII character set, but the lower 128 are used most often.
(ASCII) This is the set of 8-bit codes (including a parity bit) assigned to all the keys on the keyboard, including upper/lower case, punctuation and other symbols, and special communication control characters. Within your program, characters received from the keyboard or sent to the display are encoded in ASCII, even numerical digits such as 5, whose ASCII code is 35 (hex). Note, however, that the direct signals between the PC and the keyboard or the display are generally encoded in non-ASCII forms special to their use. See the ASCII tables for a complete listing of ASCII codes.
A standard code for data representation that represents alphanumeric characters as binary numbers. The code includes 128 uppercase and lowercase letters, numerals, and special characters. Each alphanumeric and special character has an ASCII code (binary) equivalent that is 1 byte long.
A standard eight bit character set.
This is a standard coding system within the computer industry to convert keyboard input into digital information. It covers all of the printable characters in normal use and control characters such as carriage return and line feed. The full table contains 127 elements. Variations and extensions of the basic code are to be found in special applications.
The American Standard Code for Information Interchange developed by ANSI to encode characters in seven bit units. These are normally padded out with an eighth bit that can represent parity to make up an eight-bit byte. This eighth bit can also be used to make ASCII support international character sets, extending the 128 possible seven-bit combinations to 256.
The code numbers used by computers to represent all the upper and lower-case Latin letters, numbers, punctuation, etc. A plain text document with no other formatting is also called an ASCII file
A standard computer character code set, consisting of alphanumeric characters, punctuation, and a few control characters (such as a carriage return). Each ASCII character consists of 7 information bits and 1 parity bit for error checking.
A standard character-to-number encoding widely used in thecomputer industry. See also: EBCDIC. Anchor
Pronounced "ass-kee." This is a standard means of representing characters, consisting of 256 characters. The first 128 characters are standardized, and the first 32 of those are control codes, which don't really represent visible characters but rather codes that can be used for text formatting or actions, such as making the computer beep or clear the screen. After the 32 control codes, the next 96 standardized characters represent numbers, letters (both uppercase and lowercase), and standard punctuation marks. The last 128 characters represent different things on different platforms. ASCII is being largely supplanted by Unicode.
A coding scheme using 7 or 8 bits that assigns numeric values up to 256 characters, including letters, numerals, punctuation marks, control characters, and other symbols. ASCII was developed in 1968 to standardize data transmission among disparate hardware and software systems and is built into most minicomputers and all personal computers.
A standard for digital representation of letters, numbers, and control codes; understood by most computers.
ASCII (pronounced ass-key) is the standard character set displayed by most computers; it's what you see in e-mail messages. Thus the somewhat redundant phrase "plain ascii" to denote text that has no special fonts or graphics elements.
A standard character-to-number encoding widely used in the computer industry. See also: EBCDIC.
Standard for unformatted text which enables transfer of data between platforms and computer systems.
a very common computer code used to preserve and present the Latin alphabet, punctuation marks, some symbols, and simple text formatting (including spaces and carriage returns)
Common format for computer and Internet text files. In an ASCII file, each of 128 possible alphabetic, numeric, or special characters is represented with a seven- digit binary number (a string of seven 0s or 1s).
The 7-bit code, intended as a US standard for the interchange of information among communications devices.
A standard character-to-number encoding widely used in the computer industry. Plain text, Postscript files, and BinHex files are among the types of data that are transferred in ASCII format. Spreadsheets, compiled programs, and graphics are transferred across the net in binary format. In addition, the computer community has extended the ASCII character set so it includes control and other characters. This change allowed for e-mail, "8-bit clean" data transmission, essential for the development of workstation TCP/IP applications. This lets users turn their home computers into Internet hosts. WWWebfx Home Page
The character set used by most American computers. This is the world-wide standard for the code numbers used by computers to represent all the upper and lower-case Latin letters, numbers, punctuation, etc. There are 128 standard ASCII codes each of which can be represented by a 7 digit binary number: 0000000 through 1111111. Supersets of ASCII contain non-English characters.
Laid down in 1968, American Standard Code for Information Interchange is a 7-bit character code system for 128 upper and lower case Roman letters, Arabic numerals, symbols, and control characters. (An eighth bit can be used for "parity," i.e., checking for errors in transmitted data, to make it a one-byte system.) ASCII is scheduled for replacement with a 16-bit character coding system called Unicode, which aims at enabling computer systems to the process multiple languages. However, there are many problems with Unicode, particularly from the point of view of processing Asian languages such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. (See the Unicode entry below.) An equivalent standard code for interchanging image data has yet to be proposed by western countries. In fact, of all the computer architectures developed to data, only the TRON Architecture has provisions for this. (See the TRON Application Databus entry below.)
A code for representing characters in a numeric form. An ASCII file is one that usually contains characters which can be displayed on a screen or printed without formatting or using another program.
The most popular coding method used by small computers for converting letters, numbers, punctuation and control codes into digital form. Once defined, ASCII characters can be recognized and understood by other computers and by communications devices. ASCII represents characters, numbers, punctuation marks or signals in seven on-off bits. A capital "C", for example, is 1000011 while a "3" is 0110011.
The character-oriented code widely used in data processing and data communications systems.
Computer code used to represent letters, symbols, and use instructions.
Standard seven-bit character code used by computer manufacturers to represent 128 characters for information interchange among data processing systems, communications systems, and other information system equipment. An eighth bit is added as a parity bit to check a string of ASCII characters for correct transmission.
A standard single-byte character encoding scheme used for text-based data. ASCII uses designated 7-bit or 8-bit number combinations to represent either 128 or 256 possible characters. Standard ASCII uses 7 bits to represent all uppercase and lowercase letters, the numbers 0 through 9, punctuation marks, and special control characters used in U.S. English. Most current x86-based systems support the use of extended (or "high") ASCII. Extended ASCII allows the eighth bit of each character to identify an additional 128 special symbol characters, foreign-language letters, and graphic symbols. See also: Unicode