Key-Code Conversion

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Introduction:

This page allows you to encode text into alternative formats, such as HTML entities, or URL encoding.
Online character code charts can be found at http://www.unicode.org/charts/ An index to characters names with links to the corresponding chart is found at http://www.unicode.org/charts/charindex.html
Click on any of the links at the top of the page to reveal (or hide) more information about this calculator.

Caveats:

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Definitions:

Char-Set
A collection of characters in which a numeric code is assigned to each character so that it can be represented on a computer. Most traditional character sets contain characters from only one or two scripts. More information on IANA charset assignments
ACR
Abstract Character Repertoire
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BE
Big-endian (most significant byte first)
BMP
Basic Multilingual Plane, the first 65,536 characters of 10646
BOCU
Byte Ordered Compression for Unicode
CCS
Coded Character Set
CCSID
Code Character Set Identifier
CDRA
Character Data Representation Architecture from IBM
CEF
Character Encoding Form
CES
Character Encoding Scheme
CM
Character Map
CP
Code Page
DBCS
Double-Byte Character Set
ECMA
European Computer Manufacturers Association
EBCDIC
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
EUC
Extended Unix Code
GCGID
Graphic Character Set Glyphic Identifier
IANA
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
IEC
International Electrotechnical Commission
IETF
Internet Engineering Taskforce
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
JIS
Japanese Industrial Standard
JTC1
Joint Technical Committee 1 (responsible for ISO/IEC IT Standards)
LE
Little-endian (least significant byte first)
MBCS
Multiple-Byte Character Set (1 to n bytes per code point)
MIME
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
RCSU
Reuters Compression Scheme for Unicode (precursor to SCSU)
SBCS
Single-Byte Character Set
SCSU
Standard Compression Scheme for Unicode
TES
Transfer Encoding Syntax
UCS
Universal Character Set; Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set - the repertoire and encoding represented by ISO/IEC 10646-1:1993 and its amendments.
UDC
User-defined Character
UTF
Unicode (or UCS) Transformation Format
Unicode
The latest version of the Unicode Standard

Formulae:

Instructions

  1. Type, or Copy-and-Paste the text to be encoded in the large text box below.
  2. The text will be encoded when you press the 'Encode' button a little below the input box.
  3. The encoded text will be displayed below the input area.
  4. To do further encoding simply enter more text in the input field, all existing encoding will be retained.
Enter text to be encoded here:
original text.

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