What do you understand by coding schemes? - CPU

What do you understand by coding schemes?

Coding schemes are a common way of representing a character of data. It is required in computers for exchanging data. The following are a few common coding schemes-

- ASCII: It stands for the American Standard Code for Information Interchange. It is used on almost all computers, hence considered as a standard coding scheme.

- EBCDIC: It stands for Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code. Its is primarily used in IBM and IBM-compatible mainframes.

- Unicode: It is designed to accommodate alphabets (- 256). It uses 16 bits to represent one character and requires twice as much space to store data. It can have a maximum of 65,536 possible values.
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