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American Standard Code for Information Interchange

A standard code for transmitting data, consisting of 128 letters, numerals, symbols, and special codes each of which is represented by a unique binary number.
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ASCII, abbreviated from American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character encoding standard for electronic communication. ASCII codes represent text in computers, telecommunications equipment, and other devices. Most modern character-encoding schemes are based on ASCII, although they support many additional characters.

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) prefers the name US-ASCII for this character encoding.

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american standard code information interchange
ascii
ascii codes
character
devices
many additional characters
modern character encoding schemes
standard electronic communication
telecommunications equipment
text computers

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ASCII

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American Standard Code for Information Interchange
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Last modified on January 24 2020
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