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ArmSCII or ARMSCII is a set of obsolete single-byte
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Armenian alphabet
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Standard Code for Information Interchange, similar to
ASCII ASCII ( ), abbreviated from American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character encoding Character encoding is the process of assigning numbers to graphical Graphics (from Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, ...
for the American standard. It has been superseded by the
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standard. However, these encodings are not widely used because the standard was published one year after the publication of international standard ISO 10585 that defined another 7-bit encoding, from which the encoding and mapping to the UCS (Universal Coded Character Set (
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standards) were also derived a few years after, and there was a lack of support in the computer industry for adding ArmSCII.


Encodings defined in the ArmSCII standard

Very few systems support these encodings.
Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows, commonly referred to as Windows, is a group of several proprietary {{Short pages monitor AST166-A.TXT Armenian national standard AST166.1997, "A" encoding for DOS and MacOS. (superseded by ARMSCII-8A) * (NB. Has info on ARMSCII.) {{ISO standards ArmSCII, Character sets ISO standards Communications in Armenia