ASCII to PETSCII Converter

ASCII to PETSCII Converter


This is the Convert ASCII to PETSCII tool. It allows users to convert ASCII text into its corresponding PETSCII representation.

Steps to Use:

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


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


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

FAQ: Q: What is PETSCII? A: PETSCII stands for PET Standard Code of Information Interchange. It is the character set used on Commodore 8-bit computers such as the Commodore 64.

Q: Why would I need to convert ASCII to PETSCII? A: Converting ASCII to PETSCII is necessary when working with Commodore 8-bit computers or emulators that use PETSCII encoding.

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 PETSCII 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.