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Meaning of US-ASCII

 
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The 7-bit version of ascii, which preceded (and is the basis for) 8-bit versions such as latin-1, macascii and later, even larger coded character sets such as unicode.

US-ASCII is defined in Standard ANSI X3.4-1986, "US-ASCII. Coded Character Set - 7-Bit American Standard Code for Information Interchange".

 

 

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