Binary to Ascii Text Converter

In order to use this binary to ascii text converter tool, type a binary value, i.e. 011110010110111101110101, to get "you" and push the convert button. You can convert up to 1024 binary characters to ascii text. Decode binary to ascii text readable format.

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Binary System

The binary numeral system uses the number 2 as its base (radix). As a base-2 numeral system, it consists of only two numbers: 0 and 1. 

While it has been applied in ancient Egypt, China and India for different purposes, the binary system has become the language of electronics and computers in the modern world. This is the most efficient system to detect an electric signal’s off (0) and on (1) state. It is also the basis for binary code that is used to compose data in computer-based machines. Even the digital text that you are reading right now consists of binary numbers.

Reading a binary number is easier than it looks: This is a positional system; therefore, every digit in a binary number is raised to the powers of 2, starting from the rightmost with 20. In the binary system, each binary digit refers to 1 bit.

ASCII Text

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is one of the most common character encoding standards. Originally developed from telegraphic codes, ASCII is now widely used in electronic communication for conveying text.

As computers can only understand numbers, the ASCII code represents text (characters) with different numbers. This is how a computer ‘understands’ and shows text.

The original ASCII is based on 128 characters. These are the 26 letters of the English alphabet (both in lower and upper cases); numbers from 0 to 9; and various punctuation marks. In the ASCII code, each of these characters are assigned a decimal number from 0 to 127. For example, the ASCII representation of upper case A is 65 and the lower case a is 97.

Binary to String Conversion

The string for a given binary number will depend on the programming language. Theoretically you can invent your own alphabet and language, encode it in binary and produce strings.

How to Convert Binary to ASCII Text

Converting binary numbers to ASCII text shows how a computer understand words. While online converters make this conversion very easy, it can also be done manually.

To convert from ASCII to Binary, two things are needed:
1. An ASCII table, which shows the decimal codes for 128 symbols (10 digits, 26 letters of the English alphabet both in lower and upper case, a number of punctuation marks and commands );
2. In addition, you should also know how to convert binary numbers to decimal numbers.
Binary To Decimal Converter

Here is how to convert binary to ASCII text step by step:

Binary to ASCII Text Conversion Examples

Example: 01110111 01101111 01110010 01100100

Step 1: Start by converting the binary numbers in groups of eight from the left to right. Using the subtraction method in reverse would render this binary to decimal conversion faster.

(01110111)2 = (119)10
27 	26 	25 	24 	23 	22 	21 	20
128 	64 	32 	16 	8 	4 	2 	1
0 	1 	1 	1 	0 	1 	1 	1
64 + 32 + 16 + 4 + 2 + 1 = 119
(01101111)2 = (111)10
27 	26 	25 	24 	23 	22 	21 	20
128 	64 	32 	16 	8 	4 	2 	1
0	1	1	0	1	1	1	1
64 + 32 + 8 + 4 + 2 + 1 = 111
(01110010)2 = (114)10
27 	26 	25 	24 	23 	22 	21 	20
128 	64 	32 	16 	8 	4 	2 	1
0	1 	 1	0	0	1	0
64 + 32 + 16 + 2 =114
(01100100)2 = (100)10
27 	26 	25 	24 	23 	22 	21 	20
128 	64 	32 	16 	8 	4 	2 	1
0	1	1	0	0	1	0	0
64 + 32 + 4 =100

Step 2: Look up the decimal numbers 119, 111, 114 and 100 in the ASCII table. 119 is w, 111 is o, 114 is r and 100 is d.
Therefore, the ASCII text for the given binary number is word.

Also check the Binary Ascii Conversion Table how to convert binary to ascii text.

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cheez 2020-10-02 00:49:08

Very helpful, thank you!

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