Appendix C. The ASCII Character Set
Computers store characters by using numeric codes. The ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) code is the most commonly used code in the United States. It’s also a subset (a very small subset) of Unicode. C++ lets you represent most single characters directly, by including the character in single quotation marks, as in
'A' for the A character. You can also represent a single character by using the octal or hex code preceded by a backslash; for example,
'\0xa' both represent the linefeed (LF) character. Such escape sequences can also be part of a string, as in
Table C.1 shows the ASCII character set in various representations. When used as a prefix in the ...