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character code

[′kar·ik·tər ‚kōd]
(communications)
A bit pattern assigned to a particular character in a coded character set.

character code

A digital coding system for alphanumeric characters. See ASCII and EBCDIC.
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The character code system divides people among types you will remember from high school and college.
The vast majority of nontrivial decompositions are indeed a mapping from a character code to a character sequence.
Personal computers, as they evolved in the United States for English language speakers used a 7-bit character code known as ASCII (American Standard Code of Information Interchange) with one bit reserved for error checking.
Without a standard unified character code, patrons must use different software and terminals to display or enter data in different languages, especially when dealing with multiscripts.
CIK Confirmation Code (CCC), an eight character code that is used in conjunction with the CIK to authenticate a filing.
Therefore, when you want to produce a bullet list, insert an IBM-US character code by pressing Control simultaneously with V, producing the Key = prompt, which can be answered with 6, 34, and Enter.
It uses the BIOS interrupt 16h (16 hexadecimal, equal to 22 decimal) to put the key character code (the character ascii value) into a PC register (data working area) called AL.
The four-level compression algorithm includes a level using modified Huffman Encoding, a scheme that substitutes an eight-bit character code with a shorter code.
The machine, developed at a low cost by UKFast's security team, has the ability to crack a six character code of letters, numbers and symbols in less than a minute and a half, shattering the belief that complex passwords are sufficient to protect personal data online.
This reference outlines the requirements for conforming to the Unicode character encoding standard, and provides guidelines for implementers and character code charts and names.