Strings for ACM ICPC

Brandon Rozek

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Software Developer, Researcher, and Linux Enthusiast.

Character Codes

Character codes are mappings between numbers and symbols which make up a particular alphabet.

The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) is a single-byte character code where $2^7 = 128$ characters are specified.

Symbol assignments were not done at random. Several interesting properties of the design make programming tasks easier: