A complete beginners guide to ASCII

The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) is a character encoding standard for electronic communication. ASCII codes represent text in computers, telecommunications equipment, and other devices. In the reference document below you'll find a concise introduction to ascii characters, a complete ascii table showing the DEC, HEX, OCT and CHAR assignments for each character. The ascii reference also includes tutorials on the following topics:

  • ASCII Introduction
  • Complete ASCII Table
  • Inserting ASCII characters
  • Endians
  • ASCII Encoding
  • Unicode Format Explanation
  • Unicode Transformation Format (UTF)
  • UTF-8 Format


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