American Standard Code for Information Interchange


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n.
a standardized code in which characters are represented for computer storage and transmission by the numbers 0 through 127.
[1960–65; A(merican) S(tandard) C(ode for) I(nformation) I(nterchange)]
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Noun1.American Standard Code for Information Interchange - (computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companiesAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange - (computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer code, code - (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
ASCII character - any member of the standard code for representing characters by binary numbers
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Typically, the term text also refers to electronic text stored as only simple character codes (for example, American Standard Code for Information Interchange, or ASCII, codes)-that is, without any formatting.
When you read the letter "A" here, you're rending a result, a high-level translation represented as the number 65 in ASCII, the American Standard Code for Information Interchange. That in turn is converted to on/off bits, in this case, 1000001.
However, TIF files do not contain true American standard code for information interchange (ASCII) text characters recognizable to computers unless those computers are using special software that can interpret the TIF image dots as text characters.

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