ASCII Viewer
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View the full ASCII character set.   Shareware ($14.00)
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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
What's New
Version 6.1:
  • A full recompilation has been made as Universal Binary to keep being compatible with both old (PowerPC) Macs and recent (Intel) Macs.
  • The "How to intall it?" paragraph of the documentation has been updated to explain how to install and launch the application in particular under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion:
  • Under OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, if you're launching the application for the first time, maybe Mac OS X's GateKeeper (which you can configure in the "System Preferences") will refuse to launch it because you've not downloaded it from the Mac App Store (but from our website). In this case, instead of double-clicking on it, all you have to do is to right-click on the application's icon, and then select the "Open" menu. A message will appear in which you'll be able to confirm that you want to launch the application (even if it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store from an Identified Developper).
  • NB: We're not distributing our applications through the Mac App Store, because Apple's fees policy on the Mac App Store is not financially respectful of developers and small and medium companies.
Version 6.1:
  • A full recompilation has been made as Universal Binary to keep being compatible with both old (PowerPC) Macs and recent (Intel) Macs.
  • The "How to intall it?" paragraph of the documentation has been updated to explain how to install and launch the application in particular under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion:
  • Under OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, if you're launching the more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10 or later



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ASCII Viewer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 6.x:
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artie505 commented on 10 Apr 2012
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!
[Version 6.0]


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TheBloke reviewed on 09 Apr 2012
Total con. Gives Mac software a bad name.
[Version 6.0]


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26cab40 reviewed on 08 Feb 2010
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.
[Version 5.1.-2147483648]


burypromote
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Sesquipedalian commented on 09 Nov 2009
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!
[Version 5.0]

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Sesquipedalian replied on 09 Nov 2009
P.S.: You can get Full Key Codes from http://softwares.bajram.com/utilities/#Full_Key_Codes.
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easer commented on 17 Jul 2008
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.
[Version 4.0]


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delight1 commented on 08 Jul 2007
cough *man ascii* cough... really...
[Version 3.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Sep 2005
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.
[Version 2.9]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Sep 2005
Shareware ? Jesus Christ !

This little PHP script will do the same thing for free:
[Version 2.9]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Sep 2005
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.
[Version 2.9]

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JimW replied on 18 May 2007
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."
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Germano60 replied on 08 Feb 2010
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.
burypromote
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Feb 2004
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?
[Version 2.5]


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Downloads:15,433
Version Downloads:2,029
Type:Utilities : Font Tools
License:Shareware
Date:28 Oct 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $14.00
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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 press a key or enter an ASCII code.
  • You can change the font and the size of the full ASCII table.
  • It doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use.
  • It is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Portuguese and many other languages.


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