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ASCII/ANSI Character Set

The ASCII and ANSI character sets are identical for character codes of 127 and less, which is the range we will be using in this course. The character codes of 31 and less are non-printing or control character codes. Character codes of 128 and higher are a combination of graphics and foreign-language characters. Windows uses the ANSI character set, which differs from the ASCII set for character codes of 128 and higher. For character codes of 127 and less, the ASCII and ANSI character codes are identical.

While you will use ASCII codes on tests, you will NOT be asked to memorize this table. If you are required to use the table, a copy will be provided.

NON-PRINTING OR CONTROL CHARACTERS, NOT USED IN THIS CLASS, INCLUDED FOR
 INTEREST ONLY
 0 Null (nothing)
 7 Bell
 8 Back space
 9 Tab
10 Line feed (new line at present column)
13 Carriage return (return to beginning of line)
26 End of file
27 [Esc] (Escape key)

ASCII CHARACTER CODES
32 [space]   64 @          96 `
33 !         65 A          97 a
34 "         66 B          98 b
35 #         67 C          99 c
36 $         68 D         100 d
37 %         69 E         101 e
38 &         70 F         102 f
39 '         71 G         103 g
40 (         72 H         104 h
41 )         73 I         105 i
42 *         74 J         106 j
43 +         75 K         107 k
44 ,         76 L         108 l
45 -         77 M         109 m
46 .         78 N         110 n
47 /         79 O         111 o
48 0         80 P         112 p
49 1         81 Q         113 q
50 2         82 R         114 r
51 3         83 S         115 s
52 4         84 T         116 t
53 5         85 U         117 u
54 6         86 V         118 v
55 7         87 W         119 w
56 8         88 X         120 x
57 9         89 Y         121 y
58 :         90 Z         122 z
59 ;         91 [         123 {
60 <         92 \         124 |
61 =         93 ]         125 }
62 >         94 ^         126 ~
63 ?         95 _