Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to extended ASCII: Unicode
extended ASCII[ik¦sten·dəd ′as‚kē]
An addition to the standard American Standard Code for Information Interchange, namely, characters 128 through 255; includes letters with diacritics, Greek letters, and special symbols.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
extended ASCIIThe second half of the ASCII character set (characters 128 through 255). Designed in the 1960s, ASCII was originally a 7-bit code (0 through 127). To accommodate foreign languages, the DOS code set added various characters; however, more than 200 extended ASCII encodings were developed. The Unicode character encoding was created to handle every language on the planet (see Unicode).
|The DOS Code Page for the U.S.|
|In DOS and Windows, extended ASCII characters can be entered by holding down the Alt key and entering the extended ASCII number on the numeric keypad on the keyboard.|
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.