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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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ASCII text can be edited and reformatted in a word processor or publishing package, while bitmaps of text cannot be manipulated.
Many accounting software programs can import data in ASCII text or Lotus data formats to set up vendor, account, employee, job and customer lists.
The choices will include UMI's abstract and index formats, ASCII text, full image, and a new UMI format that combines ASCII with scanned images.
ASCII text has the advantage of being easily transferred from one institution to the next, without eating up large amounts of bandwidth in the transfer.
For each ASCII text message, a client process is initialized that communicates with the applicable (language, gender) server process.
In addition, Fulcrum Surfboard provides out-of-the-box support for all the major document formats, including hypertext markup language (HTML), Internet Netnews and mail formats, major word-processing formats, as well as ASCII text.
Yet most fax messages are straight ASCII text, no drawings or other fancy images that require some sort of facsimile transmission, just ASCII text better left online where it is searchable, retrievable, changeable, and capable of being transmitted in a fraction of the time required for the equivalent fax.
These features add to the existing support for paper, emailed, and web-based electronic bill presentment and payment, supported via PDF, ASCII text or interactive SQL-based user access.
Document Adaptor converts non-proprietary ASCII text files from court reporting services, a well as files from optical character recognition (OCR) software, online services, and other sources that support ASCII file format.
A bit-mapped image consumes a significant amount of storage space, since it represents the bits that map the image to the screen and not the ASCII text.
PDF Transformer also converts to more file formats than any other PDF conversion utility with output to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, HTML, and ASCII text.
Moody's EDGAR discs provide the full ASCII text of all SEC mandated filings, (beginning with August 1993), including 6K, 8K, 10K, 10Q, 10C, 13D, and more.