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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 PC on receiving these control characters verifies the correctness of data and accordingly accepts and rejects data.
Since we want our computer to be able to store letters, numbers, punctuation, special symbols and control characters, we will need to be able to represent several hundred different symbols inside our computers.
Another advantage is that Unicode has built-in special control characters for handling changes in text direction within a single line of text.
It is intended for use with the 128 graphic and control characters of ASCII and is fully compatible with that standard.
Fuzz is capable of producing both printable and control characters, only printable characters, or either of these groups along with the NULL (zero) character.
It is possible to use printed control characters to control the printing of individual lines within your spreadsheet.
They connect your computer to another computer; determine when to send data and when to stop if the other computer is busy processing the data received; allow you to store the data received in a disk file or send data from a file; send and detect control characters that instruct the computer to perform a function, such as to run another program; and emulate a terminal.
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.
amp;nbsp; Amazon is including Twitch ChatPlay, which lets players control characters within the game using voice commands.
Players will control characters such as Steve McQueen's baseball-loving GI as they try to escape from the World War II prison camp.
It can read files that are downloaded from mainframe print queues via modem or IRMA card, and discard the unneeded carriage control characters.