What is ASCII?
The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII)
assigns values between 0 to 255 for upper and lower case letters, numbers, punctuation, and other symbols. It is pronounced ask-ee
. ASCII codes represent text in computers, telecommunications equipment, and other devices.
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0 - 31 are Control Codes
32 - 127 are Standard Characters
128 - 255 are Non-Standard Characters (Special Symbols and International)