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Menu: Block > Convert Other > EBCDIC to ASCII


Default Shortcut Key: none


Macro function: EBCDICtoASCII()


This command will convert text encoded in the EBCDIC character set to the ASCII character set.  The text to be converted must first be selected.  If an entire file is to be converted, use the Select All Text command to select the whole file.


EBCDIC is a character encoding system used primarily on mainframe computers.  The ASCII character encoding system is used widely on personal computers.  At times, a file that uses EBCDIC encoding may need to be converted for use on a computer that uses the ASCII character encoding system.  This command can be used for that purpose.


bm2EBCDIC is an acronym for Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code.


bm2ASCII is an acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange.