ASCII


ASCII
Acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. This is a standard code adopted by many computer manufacturers to simplify the transfer of information between computers. The code represents the numbers, letters, and symbols used in computing by a standard set of numbers. For example, the capital letter A is represented by the number 65, B is represented by the number 66, and so on. Many computers can convert their output to ASCII code, in which form it can be transferred to, and recognized by, other computers. ASCII is based on coding with 7 bits and provides 27 (i. e. 128) distinct numbered characters. Other characters with values from 129 to 256 (based on 8 bits) form an extended character set (known as extended ASCII). See also Unicode

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  • ASCII — [ aski ] n. m. • 1982; acronyme angl. de American Standard Code for Information Interchange ♦ Inform. Code ASCII : code utilisé dans les échanges entre un périphérique et un ordinateur, ou pour le codage interne des données. ASCII [aski] n. m.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ASCII — koduotė statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis 7 bitų ↑koduotė, įteisinta JAV standartu ir užregistruota kaip tarptautinio standarto modifikacija ISO 646 IRV. Ši koduotė JAV dažnai tapatinama su bet kokių 7 arba 8 bitų tekstų koduote ir… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • ASCII — n. [Acronym: American Standard Code for Information Interchange.](Computers) 1. the American Standard Code for Information Interchange, a code consisting of a set of 128 7 bit combinations used in digital computers internally, for display… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ascii — As ci*i, Ascians As cians, n. pl. [L. ascii, pl. of ascius, Gr. ? without shadow; a priv. + ? shadow.] Persons who, at certain times of the year, have no shadow at noon; applied to the inhabitants of the torrid zone, who have, twice a year, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ASCII — 〈[ạskı] m.; Gen.: od. s; Pl.: unz.; kurz für〉 ASCII Code …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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  • Ascĭi — (gr., Unschattige, Schattenlose), Erdbewohner, welche zur Mittagszeit nur unter sich Schatten werfen; unter den Wendekreisen trifft dies einmal, zwischen denselben zweimal des Jahres, diese heißen Amphiscii (Zweischattige); Antiscii… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ascĭi — (lat.), s. Amphiscii …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ascii — Ascii, die Schattenlosen, Beiname der Tropenbewohner, welche zweimal im Jahre zur Mittagszeit keinen Schatten werfen, weil ihnen die Sonne über dem Scheitel steht …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon