There are a lot of ASCII charts floating around the Internet. However all of them seem to have a few fundamental problems: They include the whole ASCII set in the chart and cram too much information of each char, making the chart illegible. What I want is a clean, readable chart that I can glance at from a distance.
Therefore I made my own, the No-nonsense ASCII chart. It features:
- the hex code and character, easily legible from two meters away
- the decimal code, since this is occasionally needed
- only the control characters I have ever heard about (NUL excluded – everyone knows that anyway)
- numbers and letters as a range, not individually printed out
- no nonsense
The chart is available in PDF and OpenDocument formats sized for A4 and Letter. It’s licensed as CC-BY. Customize as you will.
I recommend highlighting the most often used characters with a yellow highlighting pen (for web developers %, &, ? and =).