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Get the character code of a character. ```sbsyntax ASC character$ OUT charCode% ``` |* Input | Description | | `character$` | The character you want to convert, as a string. | |* Output | Description | | `charCode%` | The character code of `character$` (0-65535). | If `character$` is more than one character long, only the first character of the string is converted. * Examples ```sb4 'get the charcode of "A" (65) PRINT ASC("A") '65 ``` ```sb4 'only the first character is counted (a) PRINT ASC("abcde") '96 ``` * Notes ** Can't Use Empty String An empty string contains no characters, so `ASC` cannot be used on one. ```sb4 PRINT ASC("") 'Can't use empty string in 0:1(ASC:1) ``` ** Meaning of ASC The name `ASC` comes from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII[ASCII], the most common standard character encoding before https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode[Unicode], and the basis of Unicode and many others.
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