Sat. Jan 21st, 2023

Purpose and implication of using code to represent character sets

Just as with audio and image data, without knowing what binary data represents, it is impossible to decode the information.

A large part of data representation is the use of binary to encode text. In order for people globally to understand the content, it is necessary to have a global, universally understood way of encoding content.

This is why ASCII and Unicode exist: to make sure that information can be shared universally. Without schemes like this, it would not be possible to store text and guarantee its subsequent retrieval.