ASCII to EBCDIC Converter

ASCII to EBCDIC Converter


Welcome to the Convert ASCII to EBCDIC tool. This tool facilitates the conversion of ASCII text into its corresponding EBCDIC representation.

Steps to Use:

  1. Enter your ASCII text into the provided textarea.
  2. Click the "Convert to EBCDIC" button.
  3. The tool will convert each ASCII character to its EBCDIC equivalent and display the result.


  • The tool utilizes JavaScript to map ASCII characters to their respective EBCDIC codes.
  • It then converts each ASCII character to its corresponding EBCDIC character based on the mapping.
  • The resulting EBCDIC characters are displayed in the output area.


  1. Convenience: Easily convert ASCII text to EBCDIC without manual lookup.
  2. Accuracy: The tool uses a predefined mapping to ensure accurate conversion.
  3. Efficiency: Quickly obtain the EBCDIC representation of ASCII text with just a few clicks.

FAQ: Q: What is EBCDIC? A: EBCDIC stands for Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code. It is an encoding used primarily on IBM mainframe and midrange computer systems.

Q: Why would I need to convert ASCII to EBCDIC? A: Converting ASCII to EBCDIC is necessary when exchanging data between systems that use different character encodings, particularly when communicating with IBM mainframe systems.

Q: Can I use special characters in the ASCII input? A: The tool supports a wide range of ASCII characters, including letters, numbers, and common symbols. However, certain special characters may not have a direct EBCDIC equivalent and will be replaced with a placeholder space.

Q: Is there a limit to the length of ASCII text I can convert? A: The tool should handle reasonably long ASCII texts, but extremely large inputs may impact performance.