Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101 Logo:Jegsworks Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101


Home > Lessons > Jan's CompLit 101 > Computer Basics > Appendix : Character Codes

Jan's Computer Basics:

Appendix: Character Codes

ASCII codes are used in UNIX and DOS-based computers to represent plain text. IBM System 390 computers use their own set of codes, called EBCDIC.

A new standard, called Unicode (Unicode Worldwide Character Standard), is understood by modern operating systems and browsers. Unicode version 6.2 contains over 110,00 characters from 100 scripts used to write the languages from all over the world. In addition to letters and numbers, Unicode includes punctuation, mathematical and technical symbols, geometric shapes, dingbats, and Braille patterns. Unicode contains the standard ASCII codes as a subset.

Tables below show the ASCII and EBCDIC code sets. The symbol open rectangle symbol means that the current font does not contain the symbol. For example 0128 has recently been changed to Euro symbol, the new Euro currency symbol, but older fonts will not have that symbol. For images of the complete tables, see www.asciitable.com

To see the glyphs for Unicode you need to go to the Unicode site: Unicode 2.1 charts. There are some scripts there that are very different from what you see on this page! 


Standard ASCII (just the alphanumeric characters)

33

!

 49

1

 65

A

 81

Q

 97

a

 113

q

34

"

 50

2

 66

B

 82

R

 98

b

 114

r

35

#

 51

3

 67

C

 83

S

 99

c

 115

s

36

$

 52

4

 68

D

 84

T

 100

d

 116

t

37

%

 53

5

 69

E

 85

U

 101

e

 117

u

38

&

 54

6

 70

F

 86

V

 102

f

 118

v

39

'

 55

7

 71

G

 87

W

 103

g

 119

w

40

(

 56

8

 72

H

 88

X

 104

h

 120

x

41

)

 57

9

 73

I

 89

Y

 105

i

 121

y

42

*

 58

:

 74

J

 90

Z

 106

j

 122

z

43

+

 59

;

 75

K

 91

[

 107

k

 123

{

44

,

 60

<

 76

L

 92

\

 108

l

 124

|

45

-

 61

=

 77

M

 93

]

 109

m

 125

}

46

.

 62

>

 78

N

 94

^

 110

n

 126

~

47

/

 63

?

 79

O

 95

_

 111

o

 127

_

48

0

 64

@

 80

P

 96

`

 112

p

   

Extended ASCII characters

128  144   160     176 °  193 Á  209 Ñ  225 á  241 ñ
129  145 161 ¡ 177 ± 194  210 Ò 226 â 242 ò
130 146 162 ¢ 178 ² 195 Ã 211 Ó 227 ã 243 ó
131 ƒ 147 163 £ 179 ³ 196 Ä 212 Ô 228 ä 244 ô
132 148 164 ¤ 180 ´ 197 Å 213 Õ 229 å 245 õ
133 149 165 ¥ 181 µ 198 Æ 214 Ö 230 æ 246 ö
134 150 166 ¦ 182 199 ç 215 × 231 ç 247 ÷
135 151 167 § 183 · 200 È 216 Ø 232 è 248 ø
136 ˆ 152 ˜ 168 ¨ 184 ¸ 201 É 217 Ù 233 é 249 ù
137 153 169 © 185 ¹ 202 Ê 218 Ú 234 ê 250 ú
138 Š 154 š 170 ª 186 V 203 Ë 219 Û 235 ë 251 û
139 156 œ 171 « 187 » 204 Ì 220 Ü 236 ì 252 ü
140 Œ 157  172 ¬ 188 ¼ 205 Í 221 Ý 237 í 253 ý
141  158 ž 173 ­­ 189 ½ 206 Î 222 Þ 238 î 254 þ
142 Ž 159 Ÿ 174 ® 190 ¾ 207 Ï 223 ß 239 ï 255 ÿ
143  192 À 175 ¯ 191 ¿ 208 Ð 224 à 240 ð

EBCDIC Codes

Decimal |  Hexadecimal |  Character     Decimal |  Hexadecimal |  Character
129 81 a 194 C2 B
130 82 b 195 C3 C
131 83 c 196 C4 D
132 84 d 197 C5 E
133 85 e 198 C6 F
134 86 f 199 C7 G
135 87 g 200 C8 H
136 88 h 201 C9 I
137 89 i 209 D1 J
145 91 j 210 D2 K
146 92 k 211 D3 L
147 93 l 212 D4 M
148 94 m 213 D5 N
149 95 n 214 D6 O
150 96 o 215 D7 P
151 97 p 216 D8 Q
152 98 q 217 D9 R
153 99 r 226 E2 S
162 A2 s 227 E3 T
163 A3 t 228 E4 U
164 A4 u 229 E5 V
165 A5 v 230 E6 W
166 A6 w 231 E7 X
167 A7 x 232 E8 Y
168 A8 y 233 E9 Z
169 A9 z 64 40 blank
240 F0 0 75 4B .
241 F1 1 76 4C <
242 F2 2 77 4D (
243 F3 3 78 4E +
244 F4 4 79 4F |
245 F5 5 80 50 &
246 F6 6 90 5A !
247 F7 7 91 5B $
248 F8 8 92 5C *
249 F9 9 93 5D )
122 7A : 94 5E ;
123 7B # 96 60 -
124 7C @ 97 61 /
125 7D ' 107 6B ,
126 7E = 108 6C %
127 7F " 109 6D _
193 C1 A 110 6E >
      111 6F ?

(Use your Back button to return to the page that sent you here or use the menu or crumbs to pick another page to view.)