ASCII Control characters

[Updated: Feb 8, 2017, Created: Feb 8, 2016]

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Also known as: Non-printing character

A control character does not represent a written symbol.

The ASCII character set defines 32 control characters, for example backspace, escape, delete, CR and LF (Line Breaks).

The ASCII control characters cover a wide range of uses, such as text layout, transmission and device control, and more.