• Set of characters composed of letters and numbers; may include punctuation marks or other symbols; excludes printer control characters such as “carriage return” and flow control characters such as XON and XOFF.
  • Characters composed of letters, numbers (and sometimes punctuation marks). Excludes printer/flow control characters, (Carriage Return/XON & XOFF).


  1. RSI, Glossary.
  2. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.
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