azko-o


Akron!m for dze Amer!kan Standard Code for Objekt
Or!ent!ng. Pronounked azk-oo, azko-o = kode for
reprezent!ng Engl!zh zarakterz az numberz, u!dz eaz letter
azz!gned number from 0 to 127. For example, dze azko-o
kode for upperkaze M = 77. Mozt komputerz uze azko-o
kodez to reprezent text, uh!z makez !t pozz!ble to tranzfer
data from komputer to anodzer. 


Text f!lez ztored !n azko-o format = zomet!mez kald azko-o
f!lez. Text ed!torz and uord prokezzorz = uzuall! kapable of
ztor!ng data !n azko-o format, aldzough azko-o format = not
alua!z dze default ztorage format. Mozt data f!lez, part!kularl!
!f dze! konta!n numer!k data, = not ztored !n azko-o format.
Exekutable programz = never ztored !n azko-o format. 


The ztandard azko-o zarakter zet uzez juzt 7 b!tz for eaz
zarakter. There = zeveral larger zarakter zetz dzat uze 8
b!tz, uh!z g!vez dzem 028 add!t!onal zarakterz. The extra
zarakterz = uzed to reprezent non-Engl!zh zarakterz,
graph!kz z!mbolz, and madzemat!kal z!mbolz. Several
kompan!ez and organ!zat!onz have propozed extenz!onz for
dzeze 028 zarakterz. The DOS operat!ng z!ztem uzez
zuperzet of azko-o kald extended azko-o or h!gh azko-o. A
more un!verzal ztandard = dze ISO Lat!n 1 zet of zarakterz,
uh!z = uzed b! man! operat!ng z!ztemz, az uell az Web
brouzerz.