ASCII Character Definition Table

ASCII stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. Computers can only understand numbers, so an ASCII code is the numerical representation of a character such as ‘a’ or ‘@’ or an action of some sort. ASCII was developed a long time ago and now the non-printing characters are rarely used for their original purpose. Below is the ASCII character table and this includes descriptions of the first 32 non-printing characters. ASCII was actually designed for use with teletypes and so the descriptions are somewhat obscure. If someone says they want your CV in ASCII format, all this means is they want ‘plain’ text without formatting such as tabs, bold or underscoring – the raw format that any computer can understand. This is usually so they can easily import the file into their own applications without issues. Notepad.exe creates ASCII text, or in MS Word you can save a file as ‘text only.’

                       Non-Printing Control
      Oct   Dec  Hex  Key     Action
NUL   000    0   00   ^@       Null character
SOH   001    1   01   ^A       Start of heading, = console interrupt
STX   002    2   02   ^B       Start of text, maintenance mode on HP console
ETX   003    3   03   ^C       End of text
EOT   004    4   04   ^D       End of transmission, not the same as ETB
ENQ   005    5   05   ^E       Inquiry, goes with ACK; old HP flow control
ACK   006    6   06   ^F       Acknowledge, clears ENQ logon hang
BEL   007    7   07   ^G       Bell, rings the bell
 BS   010    8   08   ^H       Backspace, works on HP terminals/computers
 HT   011    9   09   ^I       Horizontal tab, move to next tab stop
 LF   012   10   0a   ^J       Line Feed
 VT   013   11   0b   ^K       Vertical tab
 FF   014   12   0c   ^L       Form Feed, page eject
 CR   015   13   0d   ^M       Carriage Return
 SO   016   14   0e   ^N       Shift Out, alternate character set
 SI   017   15   0f   ^O       Shift In, resume default character set
DLE   020   16   10   ^P       Data link escape
DC1   021   17   11   ^Q       XON, with XOFF to pause listings; "okay to send"
DC2   022   18   12   ^R       Device control 2, block-mode flow control
DC3   023   19   13   ^S       XOFF, with XON is TERM=18 flow control
DC4   024   20   14   ^T       Device control 4
NAK   025   21   15   ^U       Negative acknowledge
SYN   026   22   16   ^V       Synchronous idle
ETB   027   23   17   ^W       End transmission block, not the same as EOT
CAN   030   24   18   ^X       Cancel line, MPE echoes !!!
 EM   031   25   19   ^Y       End of medium, Control-Y interrupt
SUB   032   26   1a   ^Z       Substitute
ESC   033   27   1b   ^[       Escape, next character is not echoed
 FS   034   28   1c   ^\       File separator
 GS   035   29   1d   ^]       Group separator
 RS   036   30   1e   ^^       Record separator, block-mode terminator
 US   037   31   1f   ^_       Unit separator

                       Printing Characters
Chr  Oct   Dec   Hex   HTML    Description
SP   040   32    20         Space
!    041   33    21    !    Exclamation mark
"    042   34    22    "    Quotation mark (" in HTML)
#    043   35    23    #    Cross hatch (number sign)
$    044   36    24    $    Dollar sign
%    045   37    25    %    Percent sign
&    046   38    26    &    Ampersand
'    047   39    27    '    Closing single quote (apostrophe)
(    050   40    28    (    Opening parentheses
)    051   41    29    )    Closing parentheses
*    052   42    2a    *    Asterisk (star, multiply)
+    053   43    2b    +    Plus
,    054   44    2c    ,    Comma
-    055   45    2d    -    Hypen, dash, minus
.    056   46    2e    .    Period
/    057   47    2f    /    Slant (forward slash, divide)
0    060   48    30    0    Zero
1    061   49    31    1    One
2    062   50    32    2    Two
3    063   51    33    3    Three
4    064   52    34    4    Four
5    065   53    35    5    Five
6    066   54    36    6    Six
7    067   55    37    7    Seven
8    070   56    38    8    Eight
9    071   57    39    9    Nine
:    072   58    3a    :    Colon
;    073   59    3b    &#59;    Semicolon
<    074   60    3c    &#60;    Less than sign (&lt; in HTML)
=    075   61    3d    &#61;    Equals sign
>    076   62    3e    &#62;    Greater than sign (&gt; in HTML)
?    077   63    3f    &#63;    Question mark
@    100   64    40    &#64;    At-sign
A    101   65    41    &#65;    Uppercase A
B    102   66    42    &#66;    Uppercase B
C    103   67    43    &#67;    Uppercase C
D    104   68    44    &#68;    Uppercase D
E    105   69    45    &#69;    Uppercase E
F    106   70    46    &#70;    Uppercase F
G    107   71    47    &#71;    Uppercase G
H    110   72    48    &#72;    Uppercase H
I    111   73    49    &#73;    Uppercase I
J    112   74    4a    &#74;    Uppercase J
K    113   75    4b    &#75;    Uppercase K
L    114   76    4c    &#76;    Uppercase L
M    115   77    4d    &#77;    Uppercase M
N    116   78    4e    &#78;    Uppercase N
O    117   79    4f    &#79;    Uppercase O
P    120   80    50    &#80;    Uppercase P
Q    121   81    51    &#81;    Uppercase Q
R    122   82    52    &#82;    Uppercase R
S    123   83    53    &#83;    Uppercase S
T    124   84    54    &#84;    Uppercase T
U    125   85    55    &#85;    Uppercase U
V    126   86    56    &#86;    Uppercase V
W    127   87    57    &#87;    Uppercase W
X    130   88    58    &#88;    Uppercase X
Y    131   89    59    &#89;    Uppercase Y
Z    132   90    5a    &#90;    Uppercase Z
[    133   91    5b    &#91;    Opening square bracket
\    134   92    5c    &#92;    Reverse slant (Backslash)
]    135   93    5d    &#93;    Closing square bracket
^    136   94    5e    &#94;    Caret (Circumflex)
_    137   95    5f    &#95;    Underscore
`    140   96    60    &#96;    Opening single quote (‘ in HTML)
a    141   97    61    &#97;    Lowercase a
b    142   98    62    &#98;    Lowercase b
c    143   99    63    &#99;    Lowercase c
d    144   100   64    &#100;   Lowercase d
e    145   101   65    &#101;   Lowercase e
f    146   102   66    &#102;   Lowercase f
g    147   103   67    &#103;   Lowercase g
h    150   104   68    &#104;   Lowercase h
i    151   105   69    &#105;   Lowercase i
j    152   106   6a    &#106;   Lowercase j
k    153   107   6b    &#107;   Lowercase k
l    154   108   6c    &#108;   Lowercase l
m    155   109   6d    &#109;   Lowercase m
n    156   110   6e    &#110;   Lowercase n
o    157   111   6f    &#111;   Lowercase o
p    160   112   70    &#112;   Lowercase p
q    161   113   71    &#113;   Lowercase q
r    162   114   72    &#114;   Lowercase r
s    163   115   73    &#115;   Lowercase s
t    164   116   74    &#116;   Lowercase t
u    165   117   75    &#117;   Lowercase u
v    166   118   76    &#118;   Lowercase v
w    167   119   77    &#119;   Lowercase w
x    170   120   78    &#120;   Lowercase x
y    171   121   79    &#121;   Lowercase y
z    172   122   7a    &#122;   Lowercase z
{    173   123   7b    &#123;   Opening curly brace
|    174   124   7c    &#124;   Vertical line
}    175   125   7d    &#125;   Closing curly brace
~    176   126   7e    &#126;   Tilde (approximate)
DEL  177   127   7f    &#127;   Delete (rubout), cross-hatch box

                       Printing Characters
Chr  Oct   Dec   Hex  HTML Num  HTML Name   Description
€    200   128   80    &#128;    &euro;      Euro sign
     201   129   81               
‚    202   130   82    &#130;    &sbquo;     Single low-9 quotation mark
ƒ    203   131   83    &#131;    &fnof;      Latin small letter f with hook
„    204   132   84    &#132;    &bdquo;     Double low-9 quotation mark
…    205   133   85    &#133;    &hellip;    Horizontal ellipsis
†    206   134   86    &#134;    &dagger;    Dagger
‡    207   135   87    &#135;    &Dagger;    Double dagger
ˆ    210   136   88    &#136;    &circ;      Modifier letter circumflex accent
‰    211   137   89    &#137;    &permil;    Per mille sign
Š    212   138   8A    &#138;    &Scaron;    Latin capital letter S with caron
‹    213   139   8B    &#139;    &lsaquo;    Single left-pointing angle quotation
Π   214   140   8C    &#140;    &OElig;     Latin capital ligature OE
     215   141   8D               
Ž    216   142   8E    &#142;                Latin captial letter Z with caron
     217   143   8F               
     220   144   90               
‘    221   145   91    &#145;    &lsquo;     Left single quotation mark
’    222   146   92    &#146;    &rsquo;     Right single quotation mark
“    223   147   93    &#147;    &ldquo;     Left double quotation mark
”    224   148   94    &#148;    &rdquo;     Right double quotation mark
•    225   149   95    &#149;    &bull;      Bullet
–    226   150   96    &#150;    &ndash;     En dash
—    227   151   97    &#151;    &mdash;     Em dash
˜    230   152   98    &#152;    &tilde;     Small tilde
™    231   153   99    &#153;    &trade;     Trade mark sign
š    232   154   9A    &#154;    &scaron;    Latin small letter S with caron
›    233   155   9B    &#155;    &rsaquo;    Single right-pointing angle quotation
œ    234   156   9C    &#156;    &oelig;     Latin small ligature oe
     235   157   9D               
ž    236   158   9E    &#158;                Latin small letter z with caron
Ÿ    237   159   9F    &#159;    &Yuml;      Latin capital letter Y + diaeresis
     240   160   A0    &#160;    &nbsp;      Non-breaking space
¡    241   161   A1    &#161;    &iexcl;     Inverted exclamation mark
¢    242   162   A2    &#162;    &cent;      Cent sign
£    243   163   A3    &#163;    &pound;     Pound sign
¤    244   164   A4    &#164;    &curren;    Currency sign
¥    245   165   A5    &#165;    &yen;       Yen sign
¦    246   166   A6    &#166;    &brvbar;    Pipe, Broken vertical bar
§    247   167   A7    &#167;    &sect;      Section sign
¨    250   168   A8    &#168;    &uml;       Spacing diaeresis - umlaut
©    251   169   A9    &#169;    &copy;      Copyright sign
ª    252   170   AA    &#170;    &ordf;      Feminine ordinal indicator
«    253   171   AB    &#171;    &laquo;     Left double angle quotes
¬    254   172   AC    &#172;    &not;       Not sign
     255   173   AD    &#173;    &shy;       Soft hyphen
®    256   174   AE    &#174;    &reg;       Registered trade mark sign
¯    257   175   AF    &#175;    &macr;      Spacing macron - overline
°    260   176   B0    &#176;    &deg;       Degree sign
±    261   177   B1    &#177;    &plusmn;    Plus-or-minus sign
²    262   178   B2    &#178;    &sup2;      Superscript two - squared
³    263   179   B3    &#179;    &sup3;      Superscript three - cubed
´    264   180   B4    &#180;    &acute;     Acute accent - spacing acute
µ    265   181   B5    &#181;    &micro;     Micro sign
¶    266   182   B6    &#182;    &para;      Pilcrow sign - paragraph sign
·    267   183   B7    &#183;    &middot;    Middle dot - Georgian comma
¸    270   184   B8    &#184;    &cedil;     Spacing cedilla
¹    271   185   B9    &#185;    &sup1;      Superscript one
º    272   186   BA    &#186;    &ordm;      Masculine ordinal indicator
»    273   187   BB    &#187;    &raquo;     Right double angle quotes
¼    274   188   BC    &#188;    &frac14;    Fraction one quarter
½    275   189   BD    &#189;    &frac12;    Fraction one half
¾    276   190   BE    &#190;    &frac34;    Fraction three quarters
¿    277   191   BF    &#191;    &iquest;    Inverted question mark
À    300   192   C0    &#192;    &Agrave;    Latin capital letter A + grave
Á    301   193   C1    &#193;    &Aacute;    Latin capital letter A + acute
    302   194   C2    &#194;    &Acirc;     Latin capital letter A + circumflex
à   303   195   C3    &#195;    &Atilde;    Latin capital letter A + tilde
Ä    304   196   C4    &#196;    &Auml;      Latin capital letter A + diaeresis
Å    305   197   C5    &#197;    &Aring;     Latin capital letter A + ring above
Æ    306   198   C6    &#198;    &AElig;     Latin capital letter AE
Ç    307   199   C7    &#199;    &Ccedil;    Latin capital letter C + cedilla
È    310   200   C8    &#200;    &Egrave;    Latin capital letter E + grave
É    311   201   C9    &#201;    &Eacute;    Latin capital letter E + acute
Ê    312   202   CA    &#202;    &Ecirc;     Latin capital letter E + circumflex
Ë    313   203   CB    &#203;    &Euml;      Latin capital letter E + diaeresis
Ì    314   204   CC    &#204;    &Igrave;    Latin capital letter I + grave
Í    315   205   CD    &#205;    &Iacute;    Latin capital letter I + acute
Î    316   206   CE    &#206;    &Icirc;     Latin capital letter I + circumflex
Ï    317   207   CF    &#207;    &Iuml;      Latin capital letter I + diaeresis
Ð    320   208   D0    &#208;    &ETH;       Latin capital letter ETH
Ñ    321   209   D1    &#209;    &Ntilde;    Latin capital letter N + tilde
Ò    322   210   D2    &#210;    &Ograve;    Latin capital letter O + grave
Ó    323   211   D3    &#211;    &Oacute;    Latin capital letter O + acute
Ô    324   212   D4    &#212;    &Ocirc;     Latin capital letter O + circumflex
Õ    325   213   D5    &#213;    &Otilde;    Latin capital letter O + tilde
Ö    326   214   D6    &#214;    &Ouml;      Latin capital letter O + diaeresis
×    327   215   D7    &#215;    &times;     Multiplication sign
Ø    330   216   D8    &#216;    &Oslash;    Latin capital letter O + slash
Ù    331   217   D9    &#217;    &Ugrave;    Latin capital letter U + grave
Ú    332   218   DA    &#218;    &Uacute;    Latin capital letter U + acute
Û    333   219   DB    &#219;    &Ucirc;     Latin capital letter U + circumflex
Ü    334   220   DC    &#220;    &Uuml;      Latin capital letter U + diaeresis
Ý    335   221   DD    &#221;    &Yacute;    Latin capital letter Y + acute
Þ    336   222   DE    &#222;    &THORN;     Latin capital letter THORN
ß    337   223   DF    &#223;    &szlig;     Latin small letter sharp s - ess-zed
à    340   224   E0    &#224;    &agrave;    Latin small letter a + grave
á    341   225   E1    &#225;    &aacute;    Latin small letter a + acute
â    342   226   E2    &#226;    &acirc;     Latin small letter a + circumflex
ã    343   227   E3    &#227;    &atilde;    Latin small letter a + tilde
ä    344   228   E4    &#228;    &auml;      Latin small letter a + diaeresis
å    345   229   E5    &#229;    &aring;     Latin small letter a + ring above
æ    346   230   E6    &#230;    &aelig;     Latin small letter ae
ç    347   231   E7    &#231;    &ccedil;    Latin small letter c + cedilla
è    350   232   E8    &#232;    &egrave;    Latin small letter e + grave
é    351   233   E9    &#233;    &eacute;    Latin small letter e + acute
ê    352   234   EA    &#234;    &ecirc;     Latin small letter e + circumflex
ë    353   235   EB    &#235;    &euml;      Latin small letter e + diaeresis
ì    354   236   EC    &#236;    &igrave;    Latin small letter i + grave
í    355   237   ED    &#237;    &iacute;    Latin small letter i + acute
î    356   238   EE    &#238;    &icirc;     Latin small letter i + circumflex
ï    357   239   EF    &#239;    &iuml;      Latin small letter i + diaeresis
ð    360   240   F0    &#240;    &eth;       Latin small letter eth
ñ    361   241   F1    &#241;    &ntilde;    Latin small letter n + tilde
ò    362   242   F2    &#242;    &ograve;    Latin small letter o + grave
ó    363   243   F3    &#243;    &oacute;    Latin small letter o + acute
ô    364   244   F4    &#244;    &ocirc;     Latin small letter o + circumflex
õ    365   245   F5    &#245;    &otilde;    Latin small letter o + tilde
ö    366   246   F6    &#246;    &ouml;      Latin small letter o + diaeresis
÷    367   247   F7    &#247;    &divide;    Division sign
ø    370   248   F8    &#248;    &oslash;    Latin small letter o + slash
ù    371   249   F9    &#249;    &ugrave;    Latin small letter u + grave
ú    372   250   FA    &#250;    &uacute;    Latin small letter u + acute
û    373   251   FB    &#251;    &ucirc;     Latin small letter u + circumflex
ü    374   252   FC    &#252;    &uuml;      Latin small letter u + diaeresis
ý    375   253   FD    &#253;    &yacute;    Latin small letter y + acute
þ    376   254   FE    &#254;    &thorn;     Latin small letter thorn
ÿ    377   255   FF    &#255;    &yuml;      Latin small letter y + diaeresis

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