On Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 12:38 PM Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:

> Hi Marcel,
> yes, I agree ASCII is indeed 7 bit. I have to confess that since the
> early eighties - at least where I've been working or at college - it has
> been considered 8 bit with all those extra characters above $7F. But I
> sit corrected. (I like pedantry!)

Then pedantry you shall get!

ASCII uses 7 bits of an 8 bit field for data. The 8th bit was initially
defined to be used as a parity bit. People don't read the X3.2 standard,
and usually start with the X3.4 standard. Which used "up to" 8 bits for

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