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extended binary coded decimal (EBCD)

Extended Binary Coded Decimal (EBCD) is a character code consisting of six data bits and one parity bit, which was developed by Hollerith and applied in punch cards. Hence the name 6-bit code.

Coding scheme for the EBCD code

Coding scheme for the EBCD code

EBCD differs from Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) by the use of additional zones and non-standard punch combinations.

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Englisch: extended binary coded decimal - EBCD
Updated at: 07.09.2011
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