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Character Coding Schemes

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lionel nseko

on 19 November 2013

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Transcript of Character Coding Schemes

Character Coding Schemes
ASCII
Unicode
what

when

why

where

how

IBM mainframe
code points
UTF-32

ASCII also called american standard code for interchange.
The ASCII standard began on October 6th, 1960. before December 2007 it was the most commonly used character encoding on the world wide web after it surpassed Unicode.
It was originally based on the English alphabet that encodes 128 specified characters - the numbers 0-9, the letters a-z and A-Z, some basic punctuation symbols, some control.
For more convenient sorting (i.e., alphabetization) of lists, and added features for devices other than teleprinters.
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