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.