Re: Binary to ASCII formula?

Discussion in 'MCSA' started by Dean Marcus, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. Dean Marcus

    Dean Marcus Guest

    No replies, OT I guess or just a BS topic?

    "Dean Marcus" <> wrote in message
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    > Hi, Ive got the table that shows Binary and how it converts to ACSII.
    >
    > Ive figured a formula out to convert them, rather than memorising them.

    Let
    > me explain.
    >
    > This is what I have so far....
    >
    > -A symbol number (1-9) will start in binary as 0011****
    > -Symbol Uppercase will start 0100*** and would be 0101*** if the letter is

    P
    > or over.
    > -Symbol lowercase would be 0110*** or again 0111**** if p or over
    >
    > *So for say the Symbol "9" , according to my formula would be 0011(1001)

    as
    > 1001 is the the bracketed nibble adds upto 9(8+0+0+1). So 00111001=the
    > symbol of 9.
    >
    > *For the symbol of G would be 0100(0111) as G is the 7th letter of the
    > alphabet and 7 equals 0111. So 01000111 = G
    >
    > *Now with anything P or p and over the 5th digit in the binary code

    becomes
    > a 1 and must be taken into account, so 011(10100) the bracketed adds upto

    20
    > (p's relation to the alphabet). Hence 01110100 = p
    >
    > My study guide didnt stat how to work this out, just a table with them
    > listed. Am i to be expected to memorise all that? Also with the Decimal
    > data too. It tells you how to extract decimal from binary, but not ACSII.
    >
    > So im asking, would this formula work, should it have been explained or am

    i
    > expected to know just by looking at the table?
    >
    >
    >
     
    Dean Marcus, Aug 23, 2003
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  2. Dean Marcus

    Dean Marcus Guest

    Oh well it was "fun" cracking how to work it out, guess im a sado!
    "Marko" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > >-----Original Message-----
    > >No replies, OT I guess or just a BS topic?
    > >

    >
    > I saw this when you first posted it. I didn't see how I
    > could post anything worthwhile to add to your comments and
    > pretty much still feel the same way.
    >
    > Apart from your own amusement, I think it *is* a waste of
    > time - unfortunate as that may be. I haven't been in an
    > exam where it was necessary to even have an overview of
    > this, let alone be able to convert with nothing to go on
    > but your own memory of how it works.
    >
    > A long time ago, I learnt how to make large binary numbers
    > in my head and add and subtract them, even multiply and
    > divide (which is hard). Great party trick, but pretty
    > worthless all the same.
    >
    > Sad, isn't it?
    >
    >
     
    Dean Marcus, Aug 25, 2003
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