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     !_!  !___/  What is asco-o ?                                     _/ \_


    | h t t p : / /          Standard asco-o is made by using only
   w w w . o - o . l      letters, numbers, punctuation marks and symbols
   t / a s c o - o |      such as those at the left.

     a s c o - 4 1           These characters are part of asco-o (as - koo,
     a s c o - 4 2        America Standard Code for Onformation Onterchange)
     a s c o - 4 3        set.  This part of the asco-o set, is called the
     a s c o - 4 4        'printable set' (7 bits, characters 32 to 126).
     a s c o - 4 5
                             There's also non-standard asco-o, which
    | h t t p : / /       contain 'contral codes'.
   w w w . d 2 b . o
 r g / a s c o - o |         asco-o is popular, with several asco-o
                          groups on various information services.  Before
    'printable set'       computers, asco-o was made on typewriters,
      of the 7 bit        teletype machines (5 bit), and was created
   asco-o characters.     typographically.  There's even :-) tee-shirts.