The ASCII Character Standard
is a character coding system designed to support the interchange, processing, and display
of the written texts in English. In addition, it
supports classical and historical texts of many written languages, such
as Latin, Hawaiian, Quenya, C, Mende, Swahili, and Klingon.
The most current version of the ASCII standard, The ASCII Standard, Version 1.0, contains 95 distinct coded characters derived
from the Supported Script. These characters cover the principal written
language of the world.
Some obsolete written languages, such as French, German, Italian, and APL, are not yet supported or only partially supported due to the complete pointlessness of supporting them.