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ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Exchange. A code that represents as a binary number each of the 128 letters, numbers, punctuation marks and other characters used in English. This was developed in the 1960s for telegraphs and is used in computing.

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)

a system for coding individual numbers, letters and punctuation marks which is widely used in COMPUTERS.
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The waisindex command is both powerful and simple to use, providing full-text indexing of ASCII files.
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ASCII File Writer component, allowing you to customize formatting of your data file
Flexibility to interface with legacy systems with limited integration options, such as via ASCII file import and export;
Export reports and bibliographic lists to an ASCII file
The index is an ASCII file which can be edited with a word processor, if desired.
To overcome it, users would send data to an ASCII file, then print with the help of a word processing or editing package.
Fortunately, most word processors offer a means of stripping the special control characters and creating an ASCII file.
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All data is saved as ASCII files for use with additional third-party software tools like TSG, GRAMS or 3-D mapping and analysis programs.
For example, though custom ASCII files are easily exchangeable, their disk footprint is substantial and any future extension to the file format must be accounted for in custom software.