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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Can we convert non unicode fonts to unicode?

I have few non unicode(8 bit) hindi fonts, can be move these characters to Unicode space so that they work for Unicode text.
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Convert/open an ASCII file

I am trying to open an ASCII file. The provider of the file says it's my responsibility to figure it out. The first 10 lines of the file (using linux command "head -10 file.txt") are included below. I ...
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Using Notepad++ to view text files that also contain lower ASCII control characters

When using Notepad++ to view text files that also contain some lower ASCII control characters (such as NUL, BEL, and ACK), it shows every lower ASCII character in brackets like this: [NUL][BEL][ACK] ...
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Why does CTL-3/CTL-# equal CTL-[? (and others) in the case of ASCII control characters

I've been rediscovering ASCII control characters as I fiddled with some terminal emulation code, and wrote a small program that outputs the hex value of each key I press (tcsetattr() with ~ICANON). ...
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ASCII code for Win+R

Is it possible to "emulate" the keystroke Win+R (or more generally speaking: any combination with Win key) with an ASCII code? It is possible to send Ctrl+Something as an ASCII code, so I wonder ...
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How to get csvkit to recognise long ASCII lines?

I am using Ubuntu and I downloaded this CSV file, which file tells me is encoded like: ASCII text, with very long lines, with CRLF line terminators However, when I pass csvcut -e ASCII datafile, I ...
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Converting serial port binary hex to serial port ASCII decimal

I'd like to convert a binary hexadecimal data string on one serial port to an ASCII decimal string output to another serial port. Is there already an application that does this? If not, would it be ...
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“file” command yields “ASCII text, with no line terminators”, unless I first edit the file in vim

I am experimenting a strange behaviour which I don't know how to solve. I will explain the scenario: From a Python script I'm getting a json from a simple application hosted on parse. Once I get ...
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Batch convert images to ASCII art in GIMP

I want to convert a photoset of .png pictures to .txt files using the ASCII art generator of GIMP. I can do this individually just exporting the picture as .txt format, but I can't find any batch ...
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How to get Vim to interpret only printable ASCII characters?

What I want is pretty simple, so hopefully the fix is pretty simple. I want whatever file I open in VIM to treat each byte as a low-ASCII character. I want the character to be displayed normally if ...
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ConEmu and ASCII characters

I've been using ConEmu for quite a while, and I'm having some problems with ASCII characters in it. This doesn't happen with other terminal emulators, such as urxvt or mintty, here's a shot with the ...
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How to convert .shp to ASCII in QGIS or R?

Actually I want to convert the shp file to .grd file. But before I convert the .shp to .grd, on my thinking, first I must convert the .shp into ascii. Is it possible to convert directly from .shp to ...
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How to get ascii from a hexdump using hd?

I have this hexdump: 0100 0000 3f00 0000 0a59 6f55 90df 0100 0f00 0000 6d6f 746f 726f 6c61 2058 5431 3036 3839 3744 3245 3430 3630 3737 4143 3531 3632 3930 3937 3244 3933 3845 4343 I believe it's ...
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KINESIS Freestyle 2 and ASCII encoding with numpad

So basically I bought this expensive keyboard which I LOVE but I discovered I cannot ALT+123 to enter ASCII characters on the keypad. I can use the function (blue) "virtual" number pad it has, ...
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Modern Linux commands that parallel uuencode/uudecode functionality

I need to get binary files into text format. Years ago, I used uuencode/uudecode, and it was easy: uuencode file.xls > file.txt # Delete file.xls # Do whatever with file.txt # Now I need file.xls ...
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Why are there separate fixed-width characters for 0-9 in Japanese, compared to the typical 0-9?

Japanese (日本語) -0123456789 Typical ASCII for everywhere else - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Why was there a need to create a separate character set for the same numerals?
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Default OSX hash key produces non-ASCII error in Python?

I'm using OSX Yosemite on a Macbook Pro with a UK keyboard. When I type # into a Python file (using Alt+3) I sometimes, but not always, see this syntax error when I try to run the Python file: ...
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Accented character issue

I have a bunch of websites encoded in UTF-8. They contain accents and those weird n's with the squiggles over them and all kinds of fun stuff. When I try and open them in any text editor, even ...
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Pressing ALT+ARROW_KEYS in Visual Studio editor writes single ASCII character

I am using VS2013 as my IDE and ever since the installation it acts very oddly when pressing ALT and any of the ARROW keys. I use ALT+LEFT and ALT+RIGHT to navigate backward/forward which works in ...
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ascii value in bash/awk

i have a doubt, i know that with this command, it prints the value of a character based on the Ascii table: printf "%d\n" "'a" ##prints 97 But i wonder how can i make my programm show me the ascii ...
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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 Notepad++ 6.3

Is there a way to show the hexadecimal/ASCII for all text showing in the editor? I use Windows XP and Notepad++ 6.3
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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? [closed]

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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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 ...