control character

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Noun1.control character - ASCII characters to indicate carriage return or tab or backspace; typed by depressing a key and the control key at the same time
ASCII character - any member of the standard code for representing characters by binary numbers
backspace character - a control character that indicates moving a space to the left
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7-Bit Encoding for Encrypted SMS: AES encrypted data produces non-printable characters (from ASCII character table), which can be transmitted via SMS [21].
The generated random characters are used to construct a text key; an important note is that the constructed key will not contain non-printable characters (characters whose ASCII codes are in the range 0 and 32 inclusive) and so such characters will be excluded when constructing the key.

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