Concise term for non-ASCII Unicode characters

Sean Leonard lists+unicode at
Mon Sep 28 16:34:31 CDT 2015

To follow up on this thread:

It appears that ASCII is in fact a defined term in the Unicode glossary, 
and this term is sufficiently broad.

ASCII is sufficient to identify the range 0 - 127, whether that is 
simply a "range", "characters", "code points", or "scalar values". 
(Since they are all the same in that range 0 - 127.)

This leaves open the question of how to define the range that is not 0 - 
127, but is 128 -> onwards. An e-mail will follow on the topic...


ASCII. (1)The American Standard Code for Information Interchange, a 
7-bit coded character set for information interchange. It is the U.S. 
national variant of ISO/IEC 646 and is formally the U.S. standard ANSI 
X3.4. It was proposed by ANSI in 1963 and finalized in 1968. (2) The set 
of 128 Unicode characters from U+0000 to U+007F, including control codes 
as well as graphic characters. (3) ASCII has been incorrectly used to 
refer to various 8-bit character encodings that include ASCII characters 
in the first 128 code points.

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