ASCII Character Set

  • American Standard Code for Informational Interchange
  • Distinct order based on codes
    • Each character has relative position (before or after) other characters
    • Uppercase and lowercase letters are in order
    • Can use the codes to order things

OG Set

  • Used 7 bits to represent each character
  • Allowed 128 unique characters
  • 8th bit was a check bit

Extended Set

  • All 8 bits represented a character
  • 8 bit version is called the Latin-1 Extended ASCII character set
  • Allows 256 unique characters

Computer Science Character Set