American Standard Code for Information Interchange

n.

Pronunciation

/əˈmɛrəkən ˈstændərd koʊd fɔr ˌɪnfərˈmeɪʃən ˌɪntərˈʧeɪnʤ/

Acronym

ASCII

Definition

A standard form of character encoding that represents text on computers and other electronic devices.

The encoding standard assigns one hundred twenty-eight characters containing all uppercase and lowercase Latin letters, arabic numerals, punctuation marks, and additional symbols to distinct seven-bit integers. Thirty-three of these characters are control characters and are not able to be printed.

Category

Technology

Related Terms

Character Encoding, UTF-8

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