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What does ASCII stand for?

ASCII stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange

This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Information technology (IT) and computers

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However, TIF files do not contain true American standard code for information interchange (ASCII) text characters recognizable to computers unless those computers are using special software that can interpret the TIF image dots as text characters.
The most commonly used format for this data is the mapping of bytes to specific characters as represented by the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) whereby specific combinations of 1s and 0s are simply interpreted as specific text and numbers.