11 - ASCII, Unicode, EBDIC

 1. The ASCII character set is a 7-bit set of codes that allows ____ different characters. That is enough for every upper-case letter, lower-case letter, digit and punctuation mark on most keyboards. ASCII is only used for the English language





 2. Read the excerpt about ASCII - True or False?
ASCII was developed from telegraph code. 
Its first commercial use was as a seven-bit 
teleprinter code promoted by Bell data services



 3. Originally based on the English alphabet, ASCII encodes _________ specified characters into seven-bit integers





 4. Lowercase i would be represented in the ASCII encoding by binary 1101001 = hexadecimal 69 (i is the ninth letter) = decimal _____




  None of the above

 5. ASCII reserves the first 32 codes (numbers 0–31 decimal) for _______________________:
These are codes originally intended not to represent printable information, but rather to control devices (such as printers) 

  binary bits

  punctuation marks

  control characters

  modal numbers

 6. Unicode uses between 8 and 32 bits per character, so it can represent characters from ______________________________________
Note: Unicode can handle any language and it does so by the user selecting what is called a specific 'code page' which is one portion of the total unicode space. Each code page represents the chosen language. The greek language, for example, is represented by code page 1253 in Unicode

  mathematical conversions that are used in engineering

  languages from all around the world

  a 1 byte encdoding standard

  a range of different sounds

 7. Later versions of unicode use even more bits (e.g 21 bits) ..this was done in order to

  None of the above

  include punctuation marks and control codes

  include ancient languages such as Egyptian Hieroglyphics

  include languages like Arabic and German

 8. Read the following excerpt and decide whether it is true or false
UTF-8 has been the dominant character encoding for the World Wide Web 
since 2009, as it is most popular in every country, and as of July 
2018 accounts for 91.8% of all web pages and 95.5% of the top 1,000 
highest ranked web pages (some of which are simply ASCII, a 
subset of UTF-8)



 9. Read the excerpt below about EBDIC and decide which statement is true.
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (EBCDIC)
is an eight-bit character encoding used mainly on IBM mainframe and
IBM midrange computer operating systems. 

It descended from the code used with punched cards and the 
corresponding six bit binary-coded decimal code used with
most of IBM's computer peripherals of the late 
1950s and early 1960s. 

It is supported by various non-IBM platforms, 
such as Fujitsu-Siemens' BS2000/OSD, OS-IV, MSP,
and MSP-EX, the SDS Sigma series, Unisys VS/9, Burroughs MCP and ICL VME.

  EBDIC is an eight-bit character encoding

  EBDIC was developed before ASCII and uses only 6 bits

  EBDIC is exactly the same as ASCII in every way

  There is no such thing as EBDIC

 10. EBCDIC has a wider range of control characters than ASCII - and was used for IBMs large operating systems