You should be able to…
- Explain the use of binary codes to represent characters
- Explain the term character set
- Describe with examples (for example ASCII and Unicode) the relationship between the number of bits per character in a character set and the number of characters which can be represented
This is a 7/8 bit character set that can represent a maximum of 256 characters….
You need to put together a set of notes on this topic. Use the questions below and the Topic Overview video to help you structure these.
What is a Character set?
What is ASCII?
What is the difference between 7 bit ASCII and extended ASCII?
What are the limitations of ASCII and extended ASCII?
What is Unicode?
What is the advantage of Unicode over ASCII and Extended ASCII?