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  Embedded Systems Design - Embedded.com
ASCII was originally developed for communications and uses only seven bits per character, providing 128 combinations that include upper and lower case alphabetic letters, the numeric digits and special symbols such as the $ and %.
Since the common storage unit in a computer is an 8-bit byte (256 character combinations) and ASCII uses only the first 128 (0-127), the second set of 128 characters (128-255) are technically not ASCII, but are typically used for foreign language and math symbols.
ASCII is entered by typing in regular text, but because there are not enough keys on the keyboard to enter 256 distinct characters, the hexadecimal (hex) numbering system is used.
www.embedded.com /encyclopedia/defineterm.jhtml?term=ASCII&x=&y=   (407 words)

 ASCII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ASCII is, strictly, a seven-bit code, meaning that it uses the bit patterns representable with seven binary digits (a range of 0 to 127 decimal) to represent character information.
At the time ASCII was introduced, many computers dealt with eight-bit groups (bytes or, more specifically, octets) as the smallest unit of information; the eighth bit was commonly used as a parity bit for error checking on communication lines or other device-specific functions.
ASCII reserves the first 32 codes (numbers 0–31 decimal) for control characters: codes originally intended not to carry printable information, but rather to control devices (such as printers) that make use of ASCII, or to provide meta-information about data streams such as those stored on magnetic tape.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/ASCII   (2918 words)

 ASCII art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ASCII art is an artistic medium that relies primarily on computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable characters defined by ASCII.
ASCII art is also used within the source code of computer programs for representation of company or product logos, and flow control or other diagrams.
ASCII art is also very commonly used amongst software piracy groups to display group logos inside text (*.nfo) files containing the instructions for installing and cracking the software (though these commonly use PC text mode characters as well as just ASCII).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/ASCII_art   (3293 words)

 DevList Home Page
The ASCII character set was first published as a standard in 1967 and was last updated in 1986.
The ASCII character set was mostly used by small to mid-range computers systems.
The ASCII character set is the human readable representation of binary numbers.
www.devlist.com   (64 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange, generally pronounced ass-key) is a character set and a character encoding based on the Roman alphabet as used in modern English and other Western European languages.
There are many variations of ASCII, but its present, most widely-used form is ANSI X3.4-1967, also standardized as ECMA-6, ISO/IEC 646:1991 International Reference Version, and ITU-T Recommendation T.50 (09/92).
ASCII is considered by some the most successful software standard ever promulgated.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/a/as/ascii.html   (1084 words)

The third group of 32 ASCII characters is reserved for the upper case alphabetic characters.
The fourth, and final, group of 32 ASCII character codes are reserved for the lower case alphabetic symbols, five additional special symbols, and another control character (delete).
The third group of 32 ASCII characters is reserved for the upper case alphabetic characters and six special symbols.
www.danbbs.dk /~erikoest/ascii0.htm   (1441 words)

 ASCII — Ascii   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
ASCII is set up using recycled old computers and using free software to bring broader access to technology for everybody.
The  ASCII  location in Javastraat 38HS, Amsterdam Oost has been closed and    given    over    to    the   citywide-active   group   Assadaaka who  is reopening  the venue and fill it with their own program and activities.
ASCII  is  not  dead  and  activities will still continue online and in other  hacktive  spaces.  It is felt by the people involved that offering a free interenet workspace in Amsterdam is not a priority anymore, because of the near ubiquitous and cheap access in the city nowadays.
www.scii.nl   (961 words)

 Ascii Table - ASCII character codes and html, octal, hex and decimal chart conversion
ASCII was developed a long time ago and now the non-printing characters are rarely used for their original purpose.
Below is the ASCII character table and this includes descriptions of the first 32 non-printing characters.
ASCII was actually designed for use with teletypes and so the descriptions are somewhat obscure.
www.asciitable.com   (243 words)

 ASCII Tools
ASCII is a code for representing characters as numbers so that they can be stored in a computers memory.
ASCII was proposed and accepted as a standard code for representing characters, which allowed computers to transfer text with each other.
ASCII Tools is made with REALbasic, a state of the art Macintosh IDE (Integrated Development Environment) which allows simultaneous Macintosh and Windows development using the same source code.
www.trinfinitysoftware.com /asciitools.shtml   (505 words)

 ASCII Chart and Other Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
ASCII - The American Standard Code for Information Interchange is a standard seven-bit code that was proposed by ANSI in 1963, and finalized in 1968.
ASCII was established to achieve compatibility between various types of data processing equipment.
The standard ASCII character set consists of 128 decimal numbers ranging from zero through 127 assigned to letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and the most common special characters.
www.jimprice.com /jim-asc.htm   (1611 words)

 ASCII - a definition from Whatis.com
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is the most common format for text files in computers and on the Internet.
In an ASCII file, each alphabetic, numeric, or special character is represented with a 7-bit binary number (a string of seven 0s or 1s).
ASCII was developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci211600,00.html   (155 words)

A history of ASCII and its ancestors is at http://www.wps.com/texts/codes/index.html.
The inability of ASCII text to correctly represent any of the world's other major languages makes the designers' choice of 7 bits look more and more like a serious misfeature as the use of international networks continues to increase (see software rot).
Hardware and software from the U.S. still tends to embody the assumption that ASCII is the universal character set and that characters have 7 bits; this is a major irritant to people who want to use a character set suited to their own languages.
www.everything2.com /index.pl?node=ASCII   (1515 words)

(ASCII) is a consultancy firm with a reputation in delivering business and financial solutions to varied organizations.
Our development team is always in the move in developing and implementing new and innovative systems by applying our expertise to satisfy the growing needs of every organization specifically in the financial services industry.
It is the culmination of ASCII's years of practical experience in financial services and the continuing study of our industry and technology today.
www.asciisolution.com   (255 words)

ASCII is an acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange, a 7-bit code that represents the most basic letters of the Roman alphabet, numbers, and other characters used in computing.
ASCII characters allow us to communicate with computers, which use their own language called binary made up of 0s and 1s.
When we type ASCII characters from the keyboard (which looks like words to us), the computer interprets them as binary so they can be read, manipulated, stored and retrieved.
www.learnthenet.com /english/glossary/ascii.htm   (81 words)

 What is ASCII? - Knowledge Base
ASCII is an acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
If a file is described as ASCII text, this means you can view the contents of the file, change it with an editor, or print it with a printer.
The format of a file, whether ASCII or binary, becomes important when you are transferring files between computers.
kb.iu.edu /data/afht.html   (345 words)

 Lotus Domino Designer 6.5 Help - @Ascii
Any character that can't be represented by ASCII codes 32 to 127 is replaced with a question mark (?).
If you specify [ALLINRANGE] and there are characters that can't be represented by ASCII codes 32 to 127, returns a null string ("").
@Ascii first converts the string into ASCII-compliant characters, replacing any unrepresented characters with question marks, and then, if [ALLINRANGE] is True, checks for question marks within the string.
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 ascii code table
ASCII computer codes represent English characters as numbers that form printable symbols.
The table below shows which ascii codes are used to display the corresponding character symbols within your website or programming project.
Simply copy and paste the ascii code of the character you would like to use into your editor.
www.hypergurl.com /asciisymbols.html   (132 words)

 Monster: How to Convert Your Resume to ASCII Format (Mid-Career feature)
ASCII is a form of data that can be readily understood by the vast majority of computers throughout the world.
The benefit to job seekers who are sending their resumes electronically is that they don't have to worry about whether or not the recipient can open the file or read the format.
The ASCII resume is meant to be read on a computer screen, so there is no distinction between page numbers.
content.monster.com /resume/resources/asciiresume   (476 words)

As for the content within these two tags, ASCII art is generally characterized by one or more occurrences of 4 or more consecutive use of the same character.
One pattern I noticed is that when the ASCII art is small (displayed in less than 10 lines) mostly non-alphabetical characters are used in its art.
ASCII art can not be defined by one particular pattern/rule but by many rules.
www.w3.org /WAI/ER/IG/ert/AsciiArt.htm   (673 words)

One of ASCii's key strengths lies in the quality of its employees: in their ability to work effectively as a team; their flexibility; their creativity and their level of expertise.
ASCii takes care of each and every stage of the information strategy, from designing communication plans to disseminating information to target groups.
ASCii's editorial, linguistic and technical staff are all multilingual, enabling ASCii to cover the 23 official languages of the European Union and reach a potential 500 million readers.
www.ascii.be   (189 words)

 ASCII - What is It and Why Should I Care? | Tela Communications
Characters 0 through 127 comprise the Standard ASCII Set and characters 128 to 255 are considered to be in the Extended ASCII Set.
ASCII characters are the ones used to send and receive email.
Email transmissions are limited to ASCII characters and because of that, graphics files and documents with non-ASCII characters created in word processers, spreadsheet or database programs must be "ASCII-fied" and sent as email file attachments.
www.telacommunications.com /nutshell/ascii.htm   (331 words)

 ASCII Character Set
Pronounced as-key, ASCII is a sequential formula for representing English characters as numbers, with each letter assigned a number from 0 to 127; however, not all of those are really printable characters.
For example, the ASCII code for an upper case A is decimal 65; the lower case a adds decimal 32 to that and is 97.
ASCII control characters are actually commands for the terminal, monitor, computer, I/O devices, printer or other peripherals to do something.
www.csgnetwork.com /asciiset.html   (755 words)

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