ASCII is an acronym for
                                                  
 A merican  S tandard  C ode for  I nformation  I nterchange
                                                  
It is a set of 256 arbitrary assignments of text and control characters.
The lower 128 members of the ASCII set are formally defined.  Values above
127 (7fH) are interpreted different ways by various computers, printers,
languages, etc.






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