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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To convert non-printable characters to printable characters a 7-Bit encoding scheme is used [22].
The primary difference is that Windows-1252 substituted printable characters for the control characters located in the 0x80 to 0x9F range in ISO 8859-1.