American Standard Code for Information Interchange is a character-encoding scheme based on the ordering of the English alphabet. ASCII codes represent text in computers and devices that use text. It includes definitions for 128 characters - 94 printable and 33 non-printable.

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ASCII text files

Given a file contains ASCII characters is there anyway to determine the operating system of origin? This needs to work regardless of the existence of newline characters
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EOF ASCII/HEX code in text files

As far as know in the end of all files, specially text files, there is a Hex code for EOF or NULL character. And when we want to write a program and read the contents of a text file, we send the read ...
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Hide non printable characters in vim

Vim shows non-printable characters prefixed with a ^ (for instance ^@ for a NUL byte). I have a column based file containing both printable and non-printable characters which is difficult to read, ...
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Windows text file viewer that works on Linux text files

Is there a Windows application like Notepad.exe that will view ASCII files that have the Linux-style newline sequence of a single ASCII LF character? This would be like a gedit for Windows. I need ...
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Need a laser printer solution to print text sent via ACSII drivers

This may be a strange question. I am preparing to install an HMI (Human Machine Interface) in a manufacturing setting that I would like to be able to have print a time/date/user report with some ...
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Search for non-characters (character replacement indicators)

I have a text file (actually a .csv exported from .xlsx in LibreOffice) with lines that have gibberish when opened in LibreOffice Calc. In VIM they appear as the following: Joe User, joe@user.com, ...
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How to create a small Telnet star wars like movie [closed]

As it appears from the question title, how I can create my own server of telnet that can render some animated ascii art (like the star wars one) to say happy birthday? I just want some resources on ...
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Use the ascii code of a character as an input to sort

I'd like to sort a file with a specific delimiter (ascii 0xff) and the records are zero-terminated. I cannot use the following command though: $ sort -z -t \xff -o data data The error message is: ...
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Turn off ALT + numeric keypad ASCII symbol insertion?

Call me old fashioned but I like to use the cursor keys on the numeric keypad with Num Lock turned off. (There was a time many years ago when standard keyboards only had this...) This is fine most of ...
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What do the first 32 characters of the ascii table do?

The first 32 characters of the ASCII table (0x00 - 0x1F) are all of the non-printable characters (with the exception of 'DEL' which comes at the end of the table). What are these used for, other than ...
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Can I write a 16bit greyscale .PGM file? or should I make a .RAW?

I wanted to know if Photoshop or Gimp would properly read an ASCII .PGM file with 16bit values. I tried but it didn't work, however I don't see why it is impossible. take a pgm file like this: P2 3 ...
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How to conveniently create and edit ASCII tables?

Are there any text editors which can read in a plain-text file containing an ASCII table and render the table wih convenient table-editing tools such as "add row," "auto-fit column width," "delete ...
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Is there a way to type <enter> instead of <return> on a Mac keyboard?

Even though Macs have only one keyboard key for it, there is a difference between (carriage) return and enter. I need to type an enter (not return) into a field (it's a macro utility, and there's no ...
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Where can I find a list of ASCII symbols? [closed]

I don't have a keypad or number lock on my laptop. I have learned how to make a heart with <3 but I want a list of other characters not requiring the Alt key
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show hexadecimal/ASCII codes on NP++6.3

Ia there a way to show the hexadecimal/ASCII for all text showing in the editor? I use XP and NP++6.3 Thanks Masoud
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CMD Choice high-range characters

As a test, I tried this: C:\Users\Kolink>choice /C ` ERROR: Invalid choice. The valid choice characters are: a-z, A-Z, 0-9 and ASCII values of 128 to 254. How exactly would I add ASCII values ...
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gpg -a alternative [closed]

I want any tool (freeware) can convert any file to ascii output, like gpg -a. the program should give me something like, -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) ...
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What character encodings were used before 1963?

It is said that the first character encodings, ASCII and EBCDIC, appeared in 1963. My question: What character encodings preceded them? Did computer process characters before 1963? In particular, ...
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Convert text file to ASCII, not ANSI in Sublime Text

We have a project where we need to convert weird characters generated from all kinds of file formats into ASCII due to compatibility issues. Is it possible in Sublime Text 2 to convert the encoding ...
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An application to view a ascii format matrix file as an image?

The image format is an ascii text, with numbers separated by spaces (black & white image). Per number per pixel. Is there any way to view this image by some application? I know I can write codes ...
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Lowercase Greek alpha in ASCII on OS X

Does anyone know the three digit ASCII code for the lowercase Greek letter 'alpha' for OS X? 945 doesn't work and the only list I've found that works for me is here but the list doesn't contain the ...
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Word adding newlines after replaced text?

For a video game, I'm making an ascii map of 1s and 0s which the program makes a 3D labyrinth out of. This is obviously not fun to edit (100x100). To make it easier, I tried setting up Word's ...
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Why does [ALT+224] return Ó instead of alpha?

I'm on WIN 7. I found that windows is using ANSI, not ASCII. So when I type ALT + 224 i get Ó, instead of α. To get α I have to manually copy it from the windows character map every time I want to use ...
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How can I identify non-ASCII characters from the shell?

Is there a simple way to print all non-ASCII characters and the line numbers on which they occur in a file using a command line utility such as grep, awk, perl, etc? I want to change the encoding of ...
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Text-to-speech program on Windows saying “ASCII”

I am using Windows native text-to-speech program to read web pages and pdf files. Whenever the reader encounters a special character (or a blank space of some sort), it says "ASCII". Is there a way to ...
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Are there ASCII characters that have the same keyboard input for both PC and Mac?

I'm finding that using ASCII characters between windows and OSX is very cumbersome because it seems all the PC codes use the keypad, and the Mac doesn't. Are there any characters, at all, that I can ...
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Set DOS console mode (40 character mode)

How exactly would you set the DOS console to 40 character mode (which I believe looks like this)? I know you can do it, as in old games like ZZT.
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ASCII smiley code used for the main character in Rogue

What is the terminal code for the old square ASCII character used in the original Rogue game? Here's a game that uses it as its main character: ...
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Email text encoded with ASCII+1 scheme?

Something extremely strange is happening to me. I receive an email newsletter (about film news) and recently most of its text has suddenly begun to look like gibberish. The corresponding article, ...
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Changing binary file to readable text file

I have a program that creates a file that stores text like this: application/octet-stream; charset=binary now i need to convert this file to this: text/plain; charset=us-ascii i know this is ...
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Converting ascii Russian to Russian?

I have a text document that is supposed to be written in Russian but it seems to instead be ascii: Óñòàíîâêà: 1)Çàïóñêàåì QuidamStudioSetup3.15.exe 2)Ïðè çàïðîñå ñåðèéíîãî íîìåðà ââîäèì How could I ...
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Why does Mercurial think my source files are binary?

I've been working on a programming project in Notepad, so far. Today, I opened my source files in an IDE to debug one thing, and the IDE converted saved my files as binary (or so Mercurial reports, ...
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Is there a key combo that's usable for Unicode characters in the same manner as ASCII characters? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Typing strange letters¿ w/o numpad? If you open up Window's Character Map and select, say, Arial as the font then you're obviously shown all of the characters that ...
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Use full ascii table to file name in linux

In the Windows operating system I can use unusual characters in the file name by typing the decimal code of the character in the number pad. This way I can access all of the characters in the ...
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How can I find non-ASCII characters in text files?

Is there a tool that can scan a small text file and look for any character not in the simple ASCII character set? A simple Java or Groovy script would also do.
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Windows ALT+NUMPAD ASCII Key Combos

You all probably know about Windows' ability to render any character by specifying it's ASCII code using the numpad. To do so, you press and hold the Alt key while sequentially pressing the numbers ...
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Print an ASCII file to a printer connected through USB

From my working program, I need to print an ASCII file to a printer connected through USB. So far this was working fine as we used LPT1 with the following command. Type filename > prn But the ...
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In linux how do I to get ' quote ` back-tic through the shell into sed.

In linux how do I to get the ascii decimal/hex/oct code from a char or a ascii char from a decimal/hex/oct code. I see from the gnu sed user manual that I can use the \d# \o# \x# to specify a ...
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How to convert PDF to ASCII Postscript so the contained text can be searched/replaced?

According to Chapter 3.2 of the PostScript Language Reference, "there are three encodings for the PostScript language:ASCII, binary token, and binary object sequence". We've been generating PDF files ...
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powershell import-csv mangles diacritical characters

I am trying to create users in AD (2003 server R2) from a CSVfile using PowerShell (v2) when I use import-csv the resulting data gets mangled when names have diacritical characters in them. Jerónimo ...
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Utility for converting Shift-JIS encoded files to UTF-8 encoded files

My client has a ton of Japanese text files which are encoded in Shift-JIS. They need a utility which can convert these files to UTF-8. Ideally, the tool would offer both command-line and interactive ...
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How to draw ascii chart [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there programs that convert PowerPoint block diagrams to ASCII text diagrams? What kind of tools could we use to draw the following ascii chart conveniently? ...
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How to type smiley face ASCII☺?

How to type smiley face ASCII ☺ ? P.S I copy pasted ☺ from a site. ☺
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How to type non-printable ASCII characters in Mac OS X Terminal?

To communicate with a serial-type device over a telnet socket, I need to type the null character (ASCII 0) and all other non-printable ASCII characters. On Windows, you hold ALT and type the ASCII ...
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Unicode vs. ASCII [closed]

Why is Unicode used in the latest operating systems instead of ASCII?
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By which program can I change UNICODE filenames in my whole disk to ASCII?

By which program can I change UNICODE filenames in my whole disk to ASCII?
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Tool to convert a file of HEX to ASCII character set?

Question: Is there a known tool to convert a file consisting of 2 byte Hex into ascii? Note: - Maintain file offset listing in bytes Example: File contents: 00000000 0054 0065 0073 0074 0020 ...
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The '¤' character

Lately I've started wondering about the ¤ character which is shift+4 on my Norwegian keyboard (it's also present on several others, including the U.S. International keyboard layout). I've never seen a ...
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Unconvert Text File from Binary Format

I've got a rather large CSV file (~700MB) which I know to consist of lines of 27-character alpha-numeric hashes; no commas or anything fancy. Somehow, during its migration from Windows to Linux (via ...
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cleaning up pdftotext font issues

I'm using pdftotext to make an ASCII version of a PDF document (made with LaTeX), because collaborators prefer a simple document in MS word. The plain text version I see looks good, but upon closer ...