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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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To obtain the above objectives we have transformed the contents of the database records into to ASCII code and then applied the M-T transform on the ASCII code matrix to calculate the matrix of coded data.
Thus, when we press the enter key to add a new line, ASCII codes ten (line feed) and thirteen (carriage return) are both added to the file.
For convenience of discussion and data manipulation, we shift each of the ASCII codes by 48 (ASCII code for '0') so that the character '0' is represented by code 0, '1' by 1 and so on.
In one case, for example, a program that would require 241,000 characters in ASCII code can now be written in 848 macro code characters.
Since Chi Writer files are saved in ASCII code with embedded control sequences there is limited compatibility with files prepared by other word processors.