Subject: Re: what is 100R mean in a schematics?
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 11:59:44 +0800
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On Fri, 27 Dec 2002 22:20:29 -0000, "Zefram Cochrane" wrote:
>"Dave Holford" wrote in message
>> When I first encountered ASCII, in the late 60,s or early 70's I recall
>> it was known as USASCII, with the US being dropped as it became more
>United States of America Standard Code for Information Interchange.
>Sounds fair enough. I've only ever known it as "ASCII", but with people
>saying "US-ASCII" to refer specifically to just those codes which could
>fit in seven bits (which it was only supposed to do, but by this time,
>were routinely transporting 8 bits where only seven were officially allowed)
>and without any of the strange linguistic variants that were popular before
>Are you saying that "USASCII" predates "ASCII" ? I always assumed it
>was the other way round.
>> widely used. I am surprised how many people who should know better
>> insist on calling it "ASCII 2".
>There are still some people who should know better here, who pronounce
>it as "ASC two", wrongly rendering the "II" as roman numerals !
>Richard [in PE12]
ASCII is also know as CCITT Number 5 code just to confuse everyone -
while CCITT Number 2 code is Murray code (ie 5 level teletype code)
which most people wrongly refer to as Baudot code.
Interesting site: http://www.cwi.nl/~dik/english/codes/punched.html
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