American Standard Code for Information
American Standard Code for Information Interchange is the full form of ASCII. It is a character encoding and represents text in the computers or laptops. It is used for electronic communication. Telegraph code was used to develop it and Bell Data Services promoted its first commercial use as a seven-bit teleprinter. The work on ASCII standard began on October 6th, 1960, and the first edition was published in 1963. The 1963 edition went major revision in 1967 and the latest update was during 1986. It was developed under the guidance of a committee of the American Standards Association (ASA).