American Standard Code for Information Interchange

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Synonyms for American Standard Code for Information Interchange

(computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies

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The difference between the ASCII code and the EBCDIC is illustrated by the following example.
The text could be acquired in ASCII code, which is compact.
Also, the ASCII code can be used to automatically index the document being stored.
When the company began using CNC machining centers and EDMs, a typical NC part program took several weeks to write, and consisted of nearly a quarter-million ASCII code characters.
ASCII members must also agree to adhere to the ASCII Code of Ethics, in which they pledge to follow best business practices in dealings with their customers.
Since Chi Writer files are saved in ASCII code with embedded control sequences there is limited compatibility with files prepared by other word processors.