Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code

What Does Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code Mean?

Extended binary coded decimal interchange code (EBCDIC) is an 8-bit binary code for numeric and alphanumeric characters. It was developed and
used by IBM. It is a coding representation in which symbols, letters and numbers
are presented in binary language.

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Techopedia Explains Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code

EBCDIC is an 8-bit character encoding widely used in IBM midrange and mainframe
computers. This encoding was developed in
1963 and 1964. EBCDIC was developed to enhance the existing capabilities of binary-coded decimal
code. This code is used in text files of S/390 servers and OS/390 operating
systems of IBM.

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