- An ASCII character set that uses 7-bit code, and which provides a total of 128 characters. These characters are approximately the same as those found on a common computer keyboard, plus some control characters such as start-of-text and end-of-text. extended ASCII, for instance, has an 8-bit code providing a total 256 characters. Also called standard ASCII character set, or 7-bit ASCII.
- synonym 7-bit ASCII
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