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ascii lists ASCII idiomatic names and octal/decimal code-point forms. It provides easy conversion between various byte representations and the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) character table. It knows about a wide variety of hex, binary, octal, Teletype mnemonic, ISO/ECMA code point, slang names, XML entity names, and other representations. Given any one on the command line, it will try to display all others. Called with no arguments, it displays a small, handy ASCII chart.

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Recent releases

  •  27 Nov 2013 23:55

    Release Notes: Recognizes \0 as ASCII NUL. ascii.cgi has been deleted: the it relies on is archaic and nonconformant. Markup improvements in the manual page.

    •  21 Nov 2013 01:12

      Release Notes: This release tweaks Makefile to obey the $(PREFIX) convention (from MacPorts).

      •  16 Mar 2011 18:13

        Release Notes: This release recognizes single decimal or hexadecimal digits. It has minor bugfixes and additional character names from Debian.

        •  19 Oct 2010 05:28

          Release Notes: The license was changed to BSD and the code was polished and updated to modern, fully-ANSI C.

          •  13 Oct 2010 19:29

            Release Notes: Minor fixes to the name table.


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