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     ASCII(1)                                                 ASCII(1)

          ascii, unicode - interpret ASCII, Unicode characters

          ascii [ -8 ] [ -oxdbn ] [ -nct ] [ text ]

          unicode hexmin-hexmax

          unicode [ -t ] hex [ ...  ]

          unicode [ -n ] characters

          look hex /lib/unicode

          Ascii prints the ASCII values corresponding to characters
          and vice versa; under the -8 option, the ISO Latin-1 exten-
          sions (codes 0200-0377) are included.  The values are inter-
          preted in a settable numeric base; -o specifies octal, -d
          decimal, -x hexadecimal (the default), and -bn base n.

          With no arguments, ascii prints a table of the character set
          in the specified base.  Characters of text are converted to
          their ASCII values, one per line. If, however, the first
          text argument is a valid number in the specified base, con-
          version goes the opposite way.  Control characters are
          printed as two- or three-character mnemonics.  Other options

          -n   Force numeric output.

          -c   Force character output.

          -t   Convert from numbers to running text; do not interpret
               control characters or insert newlines.

          Unicode is similar; it converts between UTF and Unicode (see
          utf(6)). If given a range of hexadecimal numbers, unicode
          prints a table of the specified Unicode characters - their
          values and UTF representations.  Otherwise it translates
          from UTF to numeric value or vice versa, depending on the
          appearance of the supplied text; the -n option forces
          numeric output to avoid ambiguity with numeric characters.
          If converting to UTF , the characters are printed one per
          line unless the -t flag is set, in which case the output is
          a single string containing only the specified characters.
          Unlike ascii, unicode treats no characters specially.

          The output of ascii and unicode may be unhelpful if the
          characters printed are not available in the current font.

     ASCII(1)                                                 ASCII(1)

          The file /lib/unicode contains a table of characters and
          descriptions, sorted in hexadecimal order, suitable for
          look(1) on the lowercase hex values of characters.

          ascii -d
               Print the ASCII table base 10.

          unicode p
               Print the hex value of `p'.

          unicode 2300
               Show which character is hex 2300.

          unicode 2300-232c
               Print a table of miscellaneous technical characters.

          look 039 /lib/unicode
               See the start of the Greek alphabet's encoding in Uni-

          /lib/unicode  table of characters and descriptions.

          tcs(1), utf(6), font(6)