The basic standard for digital communication. All computers can communicate using ASCII, but more feature-rich applications need higher level standards or proprietary protocols.
The most popular character set used. It employs a 7- bit code for each character and punctuation mark, and consists of the first 128 (0-127) characters of the ANSI character set.
A widely used 7-bit character code for data communications and data processing. An eighth bit is added for parity checking. As a standard, ASCII enables digital communications between computers and similar systems, regardless of manufacturer.