Category: General

EBCDIC vs ASCII

You might like to read “What is Character Encoding?” first. ASCII stands for The American Standard Code for Information Interchange and EBCDIC for the Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code. Both are two popular character encoding schemes. ASCII uses 7-bit of a byte to encode a character and consider the 8th (most significant bit) for

What is Character Encoding?

“There are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don’t.” It’s a nerd joke which should set the tone right for what is coming next – Character Encoding. To understand what character encoding is, let’s dive little in the history. Once upon a time mankind realize the need to