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EBCDIC (Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code)

a system for coding individual numbers, letters and punctuation marks.
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Most mainframe--based file transfer programs have an option to automatically convert a file from EBCDIC to ASCII.
The difference between the ASCII code and the EBCDIC is illustrated by the following example.
Check that the tape label contains the correct tape code (i.e., EBCDIC or ASCII) and format (i.e., 800, 1600 or 6250 BPI).
The two most common data formats are EBCDIC, the IBM large system standard, and ASCII, the microcomputer standard.
CyberFusion can transfer text, graphics, binary, and executable files, and automatically performs ACSII to EBCDIC conversions where necessary.