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Why does ASCII use 8-bit to represent an English character?

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Because that is the definition. ASCII represents Latin characters of the English alphabet (there are no English characters) the character set is called "Latin" The 95 ASCII graphic characters are numbered from 0x20 to 0x7E (32 to 126 decimal) The
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