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An acronym of American Standard Code for Information Interchange, a well-known character encoding set.

ASCII is a character encoding standard for electronic communication, where codes represent text in computers, telecommunications equipment, and other devices. Most modern character-encoding schemes are based on ASCII, although they support many additional characters. The "old" ASCII charset is also known as US-ASCII by IANA cause this system was developed in the US and based on the typographical symbols predominantly in use at the time it was created.

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