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ToCharacterCode

ToCharacterCode["string"]
gives a list of the integer codes corresponding to the characters in a string.
ToCharacterCode["string", "encoding"]
gives integer codes according to the specified encoding.
  • ToCharacterCode["string"] returns standard internal character codes used by Mathematica, which are the same on all computer systems.
  • For characters on an ordinary American English keyboard, the character codes follow the ASCII standard.
  • For common European languages, they follow the ISO Latin-1 standard.
  • For other characters, they follow the Unicode standard.
  • Mathematica defines various additional characters in private Unicode space, with character codes between 64256 and 64300.
  • Character codes returned by ToCharacterCode["string"] lie between 0 and 65535.
  • If a particular character has no character code in a given encoding, ToCharacterCode returns None in place of a character code.
  • ToCharacterCode[{"s1", "s2", ...}] gives a list of the lists of integer codes for each of the si.
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