Extended ASCII Characters in Windows, HTML, and Help Files

Those using ASCII and ASCII-based editors to write Windows-based text (even Message Boxes) and Help files have probably discovered that the Extended ASCII characters (numbers 127 to 255) print out differently on Windows Files. That symbol, for example, is not even in the ASCII set, but you get it in this Help file by typing in ASCII character number 174 (The double left arrow[]). If you want the double left arrow in the Help file, you have to type in the ASCII character number 171 which is normally the one-half (). And so ad infinitum! These extended ASCII numbers are also used in HTML, so they may be used to customize your HTML web pages, too.

Actually, none of the extended ASCII figures appear in most Windows files according to the standard character set. This XASCII Help file shows you what each extended ASCII character number actually produces in a Help file and most other Windows files. These also are the characters used for character numbers when editing Web Pages in HTML.

For those using character codes, the basic ASCII characters appear on the next page.

The ASCII number is followed by the character that appears in .HLP files and other Windows files. Note that a few characters MAY appear different on your Web Browser than on the Help File, but this will give you an idea of what the program is like.

145 146 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255

ASCII characters 127-144, and 147-159 are null in Windows and Help files, they produce a black area on the screen. Character 160 produces a space which can act as a hard space. That hard space character " " is very helpful when spacing on web pages.

Why go web surfing to get this information each time? Download a complimentary copy of XASCII from the Programming Aids Information Page.



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