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control character

[kən′trōl ‚kar·ik·tər]
(computer science)
A character whose occurrence in a particular context initiates, modifies, or stops a control operation in a computer or associated equipment.
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The word transmitter decides the control characters required to be sent to the PC along with the data and accordingly prefixes these characters with the block of data to be sent.
If you use the wrong word length, the computer misunderstands most of the characters and may interpret some as control characters (instructions to perform various functions).
Laser engraving also supported Card control Magnetic - coding compliant with ISO 7811 on ISO stripes 1, 2, 3 in high- or low-coercivity, including start and end of record control characters Management of production workshops
The case raises a number of issues related to intellectual property, perhaps none more contentious and fascinating than this one: Is it possible to control characters and texts that have entered the public domain in fact, if not in law?
5Mb/s and an ability for users to add additional characters either before or after the magnetic strip data as control characters specific to the application.
Polling increases the amount of data traffic over a network because the control characters are transmitted in addition to the normal data-consuming bandwidth on the transmission facility.
By attaching two cords to gloved hands, Gametrak interprets any movement accurately to 1mm, allowing the player to realistically control characters and actions without the need for a traditional joypad.
Developers of the immensely popular Grand Theft Auto video game series have been no strangers to the controversy created by their games, which allow users to control characters who must commit violent and bloody crimes in order to make a name for themselves in the criminal underworld.
This beginner's guide demonstrates how to create an animated Flash movie, add buttons running ActionScript, work with bitmaps and text, control characters with Action Script, import sound and video, morph with shape tweens, and use templates to create a quiz.
They hope to identify genes that control characters important for developing new plant varieties and use them to boost their survival chances.
The Wii is a revolutionary computer game - featuring a wireless controller which can detect movement in three dimensions, so a player can control characters on the screen.
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange, a 7-bit code standard for representation of "Latin" characters, numbers, symbols and control characters, used in data representation.