ASCII codes and symbols

ASCII codes (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) as they are seen under english Windows. On second picture - you can find Russian/Ukrainian Windows console ASCII codes.

You can type most of ASCII symbols by using Alt Codes.

English ASCII list

Frequently used ASCII codes:

#10#13 — Indicates a new line &crarr  
#7 — bell (computer beeps)  
#26 — Ctrl+Z →  
#8 — backspace  
#127 — delete  
#27 — escape  
#32 — space  
#9 — tab  
#160 — a  
#163 — c  
#65 — A  
#68 — C  
#42 — *  

Russian ASCII list:

russian asci character set (ascii chart)

ASCII codes to remember

#10#13 ASCII code that indicates a new line
#8 ASCII code of backspace character
#27 ESCape ascii
#65 A ASCII character code
#160 a ASCII character code
#32 space character's code
#7 bell ASCII code (computer beeps when trying to print that character)

I recommend you to remember ASCII code for "a" and "A" character code, as they're most oftenly needed.

ASCII Control Codes:

  1. NUL (null)
  2. SOH (start of heading)
  3. STX (start of text)
  4. ETX (end of text)
  5. EOT (end of transmission) - Not the same as ETB
  6. ENQ (enquiry)
  7. ACK (acknowledge)
  8. BEL (bell) - Caused teletype machines to ring a bell. Causes a beep in many common terminals and terminal emulation programs.
  9. BS (backspace) - Moves the cursor (or print head) move backwards (left) one space.
  10. TAB (horizontal tab) - Moves the cursor (or print head) right to the next tab stop. The spacing of tab stops is dependent on the output device, but is often either 8 or 10.
  11. LF (NL line feed, new line) - Moves the cursor (or print head) to a new line. On Unix systems, moves to a new line AND all the way to the left.
  12. VT (vertical tab)
  13. FF (form feed) - Advances paper to the top of the next page (if the output device is a printer).
  14. CR (carriage return) - Moves the cursor all the way to the left, but does not advance to the next line.
  15. SO (shift out) - Switches output device to alternate character set.
  16. SI (shift in) - Switches output device back to default character set.
  17. DLE (data link escape)
  18. DC1 (device control 1)
  19. DC2 (device control 2)
  20. DC3 (device control 3)
  21. DC4 (device control 4)
  22. NAK (negative acknowledge)
  23. SYN (synchronous idle)
  24. ETB (end of transmission block) - Not the same as EOT
  25. CAN (cancel)
  26. EM (end of medium)
  27. SUB (substitute)
  28. ESC (escape)
  29. FS (file separator)
  30. GS (group separator)
  31. RS (record separator)
  32. US (unit separator)


American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) [æski] - is a character encoding based on English alphabet. Work on ASCII started in 60s with the most recent update in 1986. The ASCII character encoding - or a compatible extension - is used on nearly all common computers, especially personal computers and workstations. At the start encoding was 7-bit (had 128 characters) but with time it was extended to 8-bits (256 characters). ASCII's second part (characters 127-255) is now bound to language. That's why you can see a difference between ASCII characters in english and russian ascii code as shown.

HOW to enter ascii characters by code in browser, notepad, or console?

You can do that by holding ALT key and inputting code of the character you want on the NumPad at the same time. Example: Hold ALT key and press (while holding ALT) next buttons on the NumPad of your keyboard (but enable Num Lock first) 1 then 6 then 9. You have inputted character '©'.

Lowcase word ASCII list:

97 a
98 b
99 c
100 d
101 e
102 f
103 g
104 h
105 i
106 j
107 k
108 l
109 m
110 n
111 o
112 p
113 q
114 r
115 s
116 t
117 u
118 v
119 w
120 x
121 y
122 z

Upcase word ASCII list:

65 A
66 B
67 C
68 D
69 E
70 F
71 G
72 H
73 I
74 J
75 K
76 L
77 M
78 N
79 O
80 P
81 Q
82 R
83 S
84 T
85 U
86 V
87 W
88 X
89 Y
90 Z
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