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Have a read of this. It tells why ASCII doesn't make 'cents'

Posted by Mike at November 29, 2003 05:53 PM

Good article for entertainment value. EBCDIC, the standard IBM uses on their mainframes (see, has the cent sign and quite a few other useful symbols but leaves odd gaps between sections of letters. It runs A-I, then has some other characters interspersed, then J-R, then other characters, then the rest. It's missing the circumflex (also known as the "hat", typically seen over the "6" key) and has, in the same place on the keyboard, what we referred to as the NOT character (hex 5F).

A good reference on ASCII is

Posted by tony at November 30, 2003 07:57 AM
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