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For a computer scientist text is a sequence of characters, a character string. The pool of characters a computer can handle is numbered. So a number in the working memory represents a character. The control characters are included in this enumeration.

Which numbers are assigned to which characters, depends on standards for the operating system and the country. The most important standard, also used in the TextTransformer, defines the ASCII set.


In fonts little pictures are assigned to the characters, which represent them on the screen. If in a font there is no picture for a character, the character is represented by a dummy picture: an empty square.




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