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ASCII Viewer allows you to view all possible main characters of your installed fonts? You want to be able to convert pressed keys into their ASCII code and vice-versa? You want to view the full ASCII table?

ASCII Viewer allows you to display the full ASCII table and the ASCII code of pressed keys.

  • It displays the full ASCII table.
  • You can press any key on your keyboard to see its corresponding ASCII code in decimal, octal and hexadecimal value.
  • You can enter a decimal ASCII code to see its corresponding character on the keyboard.
  • The ASCII table automatically scrolls when you more...

What's New

Version 6.2:
  • A synthesis table of the 256 first characters has been added.
  • A problem when checking for an available update has been corrected.
  • A problem when saving the preferences at shutdown has been corrected, because of Mac OS X's non-safe way of quitting the applications at shutdown.
  • A Korean localization has been released.


OS X 10.1 or later

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artie505 Member IconComment+88

After laying low for a while, these thieves are back trying to take advantage of unsuspecting Mac users. :(

Their apps have been poorly written ripoffs since day one and DO NOT deserve your support.

Russian organized crime has nothing on these guys!

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Version 6.0
TheBloke Member IconReview+8

Total con. Gives Mac software a bad name.

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Version 6.0
26cab40 Member IconReview+333

A rip off.
Charging this much for slapping a badly written front end on somebody else's work is a disgrace.

AlphaOmega software are a disgrace.

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Version 5.1.-2147483648
Sesquipedalian Member IconComment+151

I'll stick with the nice, free Full Key Codes for looking up the ASCII codes (as well as the keyboard codes) of anything on my keyboard just by pressing the key.

And if I ever need to look up the ASCII code for a character that isn't immediately accessible with a key press, I'll stick with Mac OS X's built in Character Viewer (a.k.a. Character Palette in 10.5 and below). Since ASCII codes and Unicode codes are the same across the entire range of ASCII characters, I can already look up these codes with just the included system tools.

In short, DON'T PAY FOR THIS, people!

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Version 5.0

P.S.: You can get Full Key Codes from http://softwares.bajram.com/utilities/#Full_Key_Codes.

easer Member IconComment+400

I recognize the reasons behind the negative views, but as a novice programmer, I do find value in this program. Yes, I can find some freeware alternatives, and yes, I can find these codes for free on the web. But this program does provide a fast and useful interface that I haven't found in any of the freeware alternatives. Again, I can understand why experienced programmers would see it that way. But from a novice's point of view, I don't find this to be a ripoff piece of shareware.

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Version 4.0
delight1 Member IconComment+8

cough *man ascii* cough... really...

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Version 3.7
Anonymous Member IconReview

The approved solution is to write your own ASCII table program and charge $4.95 for it. Once you have a payment processor set up, the software development is trivial. When it's free to advertise like this, shysters like AlphaOmega will be drawn like flies to pudding.

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Version 2.9
Anonymous Member IconReview

Shareware ? Jesus Christ !

This little PHP script will do the same thing for free:

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Version 2.9
Anonymous Member IconReview

Geeze people - it's simple common sense really: if you don't want to pay for the software, don't use it.

The author has every right to ask for compensation for his or her time spent developing the program whether you think it's worth it or not.

Stop whining and posting comments that don't help the rest of us determine if the software does a good job at what it was built for.

On that note, the software does an okay job. It basically displays a short or extended character chart for a given font in list format. This can make it hard to find what you need at first, but it can get easier over time. The find feature works pretty good if you know the keyboard shortcut for what you're looking for. It's got a display bug where the values get "chopped" if the font size is too small.

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Version 2.9

You are correct in theory but this preys on the naive and uninformed. As it turns out this table is already built into every Mac running OS X. Just open up the Character Palette and choose Code Tables. The UTF8 code, which is expanded ASCII is listed for every character on your machine.

However the actions of this developer does not surprise me as they have had a long history of predatory conduct. I avoid them whenever possible due to their perceived business model - or to quote W.C. Fields: "Never give a sucker an even break."


Yes you're right, it's a matter of common sense.

But common sense works bidirectionally:
- As a potential user, the common sense reads as "I don't want to pay, I don't use it"
- But, as a software developer, the common sense reads (should read) as "This feature comes from free with the OS, GUI access included, does it make really sense asking people for paying 20 bucks when they have it for free?", especially if the technical contents of this app is such that any computer programming scholar could write it in a couple of hours?

So, the same common sense should have suggested those people not to ask for money for that stuff.

Anonymous Member IconReview

Shareware? One has just to type "ascii" in the software search window to find something like ten similar programs with the same functions, except that they are free. Why should you be paid for? What does your program offers over the others?

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Version 2.5
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Current Version (6.x)


Downloads 15,528
Version Downloads 71
License Shareware
Date 28 Oct 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price $14.00
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