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International Telegraph Alphabet Number 5 (ITA-5)
An alphabet in which (a) 128 unique 7-bit strings are used to encode upper- and lower-case letters, 10 decimal numerals, special signs and symbols, diacritical marks, data delimiters, and transmission control characters, (b) 12 of the 7-bit strings are not assigned to any letter, numeral, or control character, and (c) the unassigned bit strings are open for use in a given country that may have unique requirements, such as monetary symbols; diacritical marks, such as the tilde, umlaut, circumflex, and dieresis, and (d) a two-condition 8-bit pattern may be used that consists of seven information bits and a parity check bit. Note: ITA-5 is used for effecting information interchange. It is a result of a joint agreement between the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (CCITT), now ITU-T, of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is published as CCITT (ITU-T) Recommendation V.3 and as ISO 646. It has also been adopted by NATO for military use. The United States adaptation of ITA-5 is ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Synonym International Reference Alphabet (IRA).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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