Character Set - American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII)
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1 - About
ASCII is a character set originally based on the English alphabet, it encodes 128 specified characters into 7-bit binary integers.
- 95 printable characters, including the space (which is considered an invisible graphic),
- 33 non-printing control characters - many of which are now obsolete.
2 - Articles Related
3 - Meaning
- (1) The American Standard Code for Information Interchange, a 7-bit coded character set for information interchange. It is the U.S. national variant of ISO/IEC 646 and is formally the U.S. standard ANSI X3.4. It was proposed by ANSI in 1963 and finalized in 1968.
- (2) The set of 128 Unicode characters from U+0000 to U+007F, including control codes as well as graphic characters.
- (3) ASCII has been incorrectly used to refer to various 8-bit character encodings that include ASCII characters in the first 128 code points.
4 - Extended Characters
Extended character List for the ALT characters (Fn+Alt+code or alt+code)