asc(
TEXT
)

The asc( function converts the first character of a text string into a number from 0 to 65535 based on Unicode encoding.


Parameters

This function has one parameter:

text – The text string.


Description

The asc( function converts the first character of a text string into a number from 0 to 65535 based on Unicode encoding. For numbers from 0 to 127 Unicode encoding is the same as ASCII encoding.

asc("A") ☞ 65
asc("a") ☞ 97
asc("abc") ☞ 97
asc("⨗") ☞ 10775
asc("⪽") ☞ 10941
asc("€") ☞ 8364

See Also


History

VersionStatusNotes
10.0UpdatedCarried over from Panorama 6.0, but now supports entire Unicode 16 character set.