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NAME

       ascii  -  the  ASCII  character  set  encoded  in  octal,  decimal, and
       hexadecimal

DESCRIPTION

       ASCII is the American Standard Code for Information Interchange.  It is
       a  7-bit code.  Many 8-bit codes (such as ISO 8859-1, the Linux default
       character set) contain ASCII as their lower  half.   The  international
       counterpart of ASCII is known as ISO 646.

       The following table contains the 128 ASCII characters.

       C program '\X' escapes are noted.

       Oct   Dec   Hex   Char                        Oct   Dec   Hex   Char
       ------------------------------------------------------------------------
       000   0     00    NUL '\0'                    100   64    40    @
       001   1     01    SOH (start of heading)      101   65    41    A
       002   2     02    STX (start of text)         102   66    42    B
       003   3     03    ETX (end of text)           103   67    43    C
       004   4     04    EOT (end of transmission)   104   68    44    D
       005   5     05    ENQ (enquiry)               105   69    45    E
       006   6     06    ACK (acknowledge)           106   70    46    F
       007   7     07    BEL '\a' (bell)             107   71    47    G
       010   8     08    BS  '\b' (backspace)        110   72    48    H
       011   9     09    HT  '\t' (horizontal tab)   111   73    49    I
       012   10    0A    LF  '\n' (new line)         112   74    4A    J
       013   11    0B    VT  '\v' (vertical tab)     113   75    4B    K
       014   12    0C    FF  '\f' (form feed)        114   76    4C    L
       015   13    0D    CR  '\r' (carriage ret)     115   77    4D    M
       016   14    0E    SO  (shift out)             116   78    4E    N
       017   15    0F    SI  (shift in)              117   79    4F    O
       020   16    10    DLE (data link escape)      120   80    50    P
       021   17    11    DC1 (device control 1)      121   81    51    Q
       022   18    12    DC2 (device control 2)      122   82    52    R
       023   19    13    DC3 (device control 3)      123   83    53    S
       024   20    14    DC4 (device control 4)      124   84    54    T
       025   21    15    NAK (negative ack.)         125   85    55    U
       026   22    16    SYN (synchronous idle)      126   86    56    V
       027   23    17    ETB (end of trans. blk)     127   87    57    W
       030   24    18    CAN (cancel)                130   88    58    X
       031   25    19    EM  (end of medium)         131   89    59    Y
       032   26    1A    SUB (substitute)            132   90    5A    Z
       033   27    1B    ESC (escape)                133   91    5B    [
       034   28    1C    FS  (file separator)        134   92    5C    \  '\\'
       035   29    1D    GS  (group separator)       135   93    5D    ]
       036   30    1E    RS  (record separator)      136   94    5E    ^
       037   31    1F    US  (unit separator)        137   95    5F    _
       040   32    20    SPACE                       140   96    60    `
       041   33    21    !                           141   97    61    a
       042   34    22    "                           142   98    62    b
       043   35    23    #                           143   99    63    c
       044   36    24    $                           144   100   64    d
       045   37    25    %                           145   101   65    e
       046   38    26    &                           146   102   66    f
       047   39    27    ´                           147   103   67    g
       050   40    28    (                           150   104   68    h
       051   41    29    )                           151   105   69    i
       052   42    2A    *                           152   106   6A    j
       053   43    2B    +                           153   107   6B    k
       054   44    2C    ,                           154   108   6C    l

       055   45    2D    -                           155   109   6D    m
       056   46    2E    .                           156   110   6E    n
       057   47    2F    /                           157   111   6F    o
       060   48    30    0                           160   112   70    p
       061   49    31    1                           161   113   71    q
       062   50    32    2                           162   114   72    r
       063   51    33    3                           163   115   73    s
       064   52    34    4                           164   116   74    t
       065   53    35    5                           165   117   75    u
       066   54    36    6                           166   118   76    v
       067   55    37    7                           167   119   77    w
       070   56    38    8                           170   120   78    x
       071   57    39    9                           171   121   79    y
       072   58    3A    :                           172   122   7A    z
       073   59    3B    ;                           173   123   7B    {
       074   60    3C    <                           174   124   7C    |
       075   61    3D    =                           175   125   7D    }
       076   62    3E    >                           176   126   7E    ~
       077   63    3F    ?                           177   127   7F    DEL

   Tables
       For convenience, let us give more compact tables in hex and decimal.

          2 3 4 5 6 7       30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
        -------------      ---------------------------------
       0:   0 @ P ` p     0:    (  2  <  F  P  Z  d   n   x
       1: ! 1 A Q a q     1:    )  3  =  G  Q  [  e   o   y
       2: " 2 B R b r     2:    *  4  >  H  R  \  f   p   z
       3: # 3 C S c s     3: !  +  5  ?  I  S  ]  g   q   {
       4: $ 4 D T d t     4: "  ,  6  @  J  T  ^  h   r   |
       5: % 5 E U e u     5: #  -  7  A  K  U  _  i   s   }
       6: & 6 F V f v     6: $  .  8  B  L  V  `  j   t   ~
       7: ´ 7 G W g w     7: %  /  9  C  M  W  a  k   u  DEL
       8: ( 8 H X h x     8: &  0  :  D  N  X  b  l   v
       9: ) 9 I Y i y     9: ´  1  ;  E  O  Y  c  m   w
       A: * : J Z j z
       B: + ; K [ k {
       C: , < L \ l |
       D: - = M ] m }
       E: . > N ^ n ~
       F: / ? O _ o DEL

NOTES

   History
       An ascii manual page appeared in Version 7 of AT&T UNIX.

       On  older  terminals, the underscore code is displayed as a left arrow,
       called backarrow, the  caret  is  displayed  as  an  up-arrow  and  the
       vertical bar has a hole in the middle.

       Uppercase and lowercase characters differ by just one bit and the ASCII
       character 2 differs from the double quote by just one bit,  too.   That
       made  it  much  easier to encode characters mechanically or with a non-
       microcontroller-based electronic keyboard and that pairing was found on
       old teletypes.

       The  ASCII  standard  was  published  by  the  United States of America
       Standards Institute (USASI) in 1968.

SEE ALSO

       iso_8859-1(7),    iso_8859-15(7),    iso_8859-16(7),     iso_8859-2(7),
       iso_8859-7(7), iso_8859-9(7)

COLOPHON

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