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Characters in Memory

Characters are letters of the alphabet, both upper and lower case, punctuation marks, and various other symbols. In the ASCII convention (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) one character uses 7 bits. (there are at most different characters representable with this convention). As a consequence, each character will be stored in exactly one byte of memory.

Adrian Sandu 2001-08-26