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The '''American Standard Code for Information Interchange''' (ASCII) is a character-encoding scheme based on the ordering of the English alphabet. ASCII codes represent text in computers, communications equipment, and other devices that use text.  It was a standard for many years.
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ASCII has the potential for 128 characters, 33 non printing and 94 printing.  This was a fixed 7 byte system.  It was difficult to use with written language systems that use 100s or 1000s of characters.
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Moodle uses [[UTF-8]], which is backward compatible with ASCII. 
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==See also==
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*[[Wikipedia:ASCII]] for a long defination.

Revision as of 13:31, 28 November 2009

The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) is a character-encoding scheme based on the ordering of the English alphabet. ASCII codes represent text in computers, communications equipment, and other devices that use text. It was a standard for many years.

ASCII has the potential for 128 characters, 33 non printing and 94 printing. This was a fixed 7 byte system. It was difficult to use with written language systems that use 100s or 1000s of characters.

Moodle uses UTF-8, which is backward compatible with ASCII.

See also