Non-printing character

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

A non-printing character, also called a control character, is a number that represents a non-written or non-printable character (letter, number, or symbol). Some control characters represent audible or silent signals to be sent or received. Other control characters (ASCII code) include the backspace, line feed, form feed, carriage return, escape, and delete.

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