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ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A 7-bit binary computer code (from 0000000 through 1111111) that is the international standard for creating a set of 128 characters, including upper- and lower-case letters of English and other alphabets and various special, numeric and control characters and symbols. The ASCII format allows the translation of a character into a machine-readable numeric form, providing a “universal language” that enables otherwise incompatible systems to exchange data. ASCII files are readable by most computer systems.
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RTF is normally limited to applying formatting to 7-bit ASCII text, though it is possible to produce other characters in Arabic or Cyrillic through the use of special codes.
Other scanners convert the image data into ASCII text through Optical Character Reader (OCR) technology.
Customers who aren't happy with the IBM tools to move OfficeVision/400 documents to Lotus Notes should check out a small Belgian company called Inventive Designers, which offers a native AS/400 alternative to Notes called EverGreen/400 as well as a migration toolkit that takes RTF or FFT documents created in OfficeVision and converts them to ASCII text or HTML formats.
Some of these sources include: WorldCat, a database of 37 million bibliographic records; LibrarySpot, a 24-hour virtual library resource center which brings reference sites together with periodicals, online texts, and library information; ABI/Inform, containing full ASCII text of many articles; ECO (Electronic Collections Online) meeting archival needs nationally; EDGAR (American Securities and Exchange Commission filings of America's largest corporations) database; DIALOG; America OnLine; CompuServe; Internet data servers and news groups (free government statistics and industry performance measures); and electronic subscriptions to Newsweek (quarterly CD-ROM video magazine), Wall Street Journal <http://info.
1) The unstated assumption of the Regulation may be that all computer records are currently capable of being converted to a universal standard such as ASCII text files.
Daily News delivers ASCII text to any brand of hardware connected to the network.
Using ASCII text, spreadsheet or database formats, you can move data from spreadsheets and databases to word processors and to depreciation, trial balance, audit and tax programs (and vice versa).
These programs are designed to allow data to be typed directly on the forms, or to be imported from other magnetic media, ASCII text files or other computer accounting programs such as Quicken.
These hard disk menu programs are built around an ASCII text file called MENU.
A separate ASCII Text Import Module is also available that enables import of pressure volume loop data in text format that was recorded in any other acquisition programs.
It provides an easy way to create statistical tables in ASCII text or time series charts in spreadsheet format.
In addition to paperback, the book is available in ASCII text and will be online as part of the AFB Press ePublications program.