A term which describes a system that deals correctly with extended character sets which (unlike ASCII) use all eight bits of a byte. Many programs and communications systems assume that all characters have codes in the range 0 to 127. This leaves the top bit of each byte free for use as a parity bit or some kind of flag bit. These assumptions break down when the program is used in some non-english-speaking countries with larger alphabets.
If a binary file is transmitted via a communications link which is not eight-bit clean, it will be corrupted. To combat this you can encode it with uuencode which uses only ASCII characters. There are some links however which are not even “seven-bit clean” and cause problems even for uuencoded data.
noun, Jewelry. 1. . noun, Jewelry. 1. a simple form of brilliant cut, having eight facets above and eight facets below the girdle, as well as the table, and usually a culet.
[ey-teen] /ˈeɪˈtin/ noun 1. a cardinal number, ten plus eight. 2. a symbol for this number, as 18 or XVIII. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adjective 4. amounting to 18 in number. /ˈeɪˈtiːn/ noun 1. the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and eight and the product of two […]
[ey-teen-moh] /ˈeɪˈtin moʊ/ Bookbinding. noun, plural eighteenmos, adjective 1. . /ˈeɪˈtiːnməʊ/ noun (pl) -mos 1. Also called octodecimo. a book size resulting from folding a sheet of paper into 18 leaves or 36 pages Often written 18mo, 18° 2. a book of this size
[ey-teenth] /ˈeɪˈtinθ/ adjective 1. next after the seventeenth; being the ordinal number for 18. 2. being one of 18 equal parts. noun 3. an eighteenth part, especially of one (1/18). 4. the eighteenth member of a series. /ˈeɪˈtiːnθ/ adjective 1. (usually prenominal) noun 2. 3. the fraction that is equal to one divided by 18 […]