Character representation - ASCII code

Now we'll look at how characters are represented.
The range of characters that can be represented in a computer system is known as its character set .
The ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) code uses eight bits to represent a full range of characters including:


the letters

A to Z, a to z



0 to 9


and special symbols such as

$, £, +, <, >, etc.

Click here to display the ASCII character set in a separate window. You will need it to answer these questions.