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Encoding on the Internet

1: Computers Process Numbers

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Numerical Data

All data in computers are ultimately stored as numbers (actually binary numbers). However, operating systems and programs convert these numbers to a forms which can be interpreted by humans. For instance:

Text Encoding

The convention which assigns characters (letters, numbers, punctuation, blank space) a number. One of the first encoding schemes was ASCII.

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