American Standard Code for Information Interchange


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

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By its very nature, ICR performs a data conversion during the capture process: the ICR software recognizes scanned images of data then converts it to American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text.
Nearly all computer applications, whether they run on micro-, mini-or mainframe computers, can both read and write files saved in formats using either American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII), spreadsheet (which is usually Lotus 1-2-3) or dBASE database formats.
The most commonly used format for this data is the mapping of bytes to specific characters as represented by the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) whereby specific combinations of 1s and 0s are simply interpreted as specific text and numbers.
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