The Character Set

A Character denotes any letter, digit, punctuation mark, or any other sign used in the representation of information in any language. BASIC, like other computer languages, has the following character set:
  1. Alphabets:
  • A, B, C, D…………Z (26 character)
  1. Numerals:
  • 0, 1, 2, 3,…………9 (10 characters)
  1. Special Characters:
         -        Minus (operator for subtraction)
         +       plus (operator for addition)
         *       asterisk (multiplication operator)
                slash (division operator)
               caret (exponentiation operator)
         (        opening bracket (left parenthesis)
                closing bracket (right parenthesis)
         ,        comma
         ;        semicolon
         :        colon
        $        dollar symbol
             equality or assignment symbol
         .        decimal point
        >       greater than
        <       less than
                quotation mark (16 characters)
 Only these fifty-two characters are allowed to construct statements in BASIC. Blank space is a character when used in string constant. Other characters used are # and ?.

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