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8 bit code

The 8-bit code is based on the 7-bit code

, which has been extended to include language groups and is oriented towards world regions.Thus, with Latin 1, there are code elements

forthe Western European languages

, as well as for America, Australia and Africa. Latin 2 fulfils the requirements for the Eastern European languages. Furthermore, there are special code elements for the Hebrew, Cyrillic, Arabic or other languages. With the 8-bit code, the byte is the smallest representable unit.

With this coder 256 characters can be represented binary.

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Updated at: 11.06.2009
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