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Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (EBCDIC)

Last updated: August 8, 2016

What Does Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (EBCDIC) 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)

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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