# How a computer encodes text - TECHNOLOGY - Claudia Hawach

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• Do you guys understand this?
• How does a computer encode text?Your computer translates the numeric values into visible characters. It does this is by using an encoding standard. An encoding standard is a numbering scheme that assigns each text character in a character set to a numeric value. A character set can include alphabetical characters, numbers, and other symbols.
• No, not at all
• Yeah, Neither
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• How does a computer encode text?Your computer translates the numeric values into visible characters. It does this is by using an encoding standard. An encoding standard is a numbering scheme that assigns each text character in a character set to a numeric value. A character set can include alphabetical characters, numbers, and other symbols.
• I see that you guys are very confused, would you like some help?
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• Yeah thats what I know too
• How does a computer encode text?Your computer translates the numeric values into visible characters. It does this is by using an encoding standard. An encoding standard is a numbering scheme that assigns each text character in a character set to a numeric value. A character set can include alphabetical characters, numbers, and other symbols.
• It is very easy to understand. Does anyone know something about it?
• I know that its through Binary but not much else
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• Wow that's really interesting.
• How does a computer encode text?Your computer translates the numeric values into visible characters. It does this is by using an encoding standard. An encoding standard is a numbering scheme that assigns each text character in a character set to a numeric value. A character set can include alphabetical characters, numbers, and other symbols.
• Ok. Basically each one and zero represent something called a micro-transistor. If a micro-transistor is on, it represent a 1. If it is off, than it represents a 0
• Is there anything else?
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• How does a computer encode text?Your computer translates the numeric values into visible characters. It does this is by using an encoding standard. An encoding standard is a numbering scheme that assigns each text character in a character set to a numeric value. A character set can include alphabetical characters, numbers, and other symbols.
• What's a Byte?
• Yes, there is. There are things called bits and bytes. A bit is a single binary unit that can either represent a 1 or a 0
• A Byte is a group of 8 bits working together to create a value between 0 - 255 in the decimal system
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• Whats the Decimal system? Tell us more
• How does a computer encode text?Your computer translates the numeric values into visible characters. It does this is by using an encoding standard. An encoding standard is a numbering scheme that assigns each text character in a character set to a numeric value. A character set can include alphabetical characters, numbers, and other symbols.
• The decimal system is literally a number system with a base of 10, or consists of 10 digits