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OEM font

A font that uses the extended ASCII characters as defined by IBM for the original PC. The OEM or DOS/OEM character set contains line draw and other symbols commonly used by DOS programs to create charts and simple graphics. Also known as the PC-8 symbol set as well as Code Page 437, the OEM character set is built into every graphics card. It is also the character set used by Windows in order to display DOS applications properly. See ASCII chart for the actual characters.

The OEM Font
The characters in the DOS/OEM font can be used to create simple forms and bar charts. The same characters in common fonts such as Helvetica and Times Roman do not produce the same symbols.

ASCII chart

The following charts are ASCII code in decimal (0-255) and in hexadecimal (00-FF). The first 128 characters (0-127) are standard 7-bit ASCII. The next 128 (128-255) are extended ASCII as found in the first IBM PC. To view charts with hex first, see hex chart. See ASCII, hex and hex editor.

ASCII Code (Decimal)
The ASCII characters are numbered from 0 to 255. The chart below shows their designation in hexadecimal numbers.

ASCII Code (Hexadecimal)
The ASCII characters are numbered from 00 to FF in hexadecimal. Note that 0 to 9 are the same in both numbering systems. To understand hex numbers, see hex.

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