Work on the ASCII standard began on October 6, 1960, with the first meeting of the American Standards Association's (ASA) (now the American National Standards Institute or ANSI) X3.2 subcommittee.

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Orinally based on the English alphabet, ASCII encodes 128 specified characters into seven-bit integers as shown by the ASCII chart above.

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ASCII codes represent text in computers, telecommunications equipment, and other devices.

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For example, lowercase j would become 1101010 and decimal 106.

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