Convert ASCII to Scan Codes

ASCII to Scan Codes

ASCII to Scan Codes


The “Convert ASCII to Scan Codes” converter is a simple web-based tool that takes ASCII text as input and converts it into corresponding keyboard scan codes. These scan codes represent the physical keys on a keyboard, allowing for easy integration with hardware or software that requires keyboard input.

Steps to Use:

  1. Open the Page: Open the web page containing the “ASCII to Scan Codes” converter.
  2. Input ASCII Text: Enter ASCII text into the textarea provided.
  3. Convert: Click the “Convert to Scan Codes” button to initiate the conversion process.
  4. View Results: The tool will display the generated scan codes in the div below the textarea.


  • ASCII to Scan Code Conversion: The tool maps each ASCII character to its corresponding scan code based on a predefined map of ASCII characters to scan codes.
  • Case Insensitivity: The conversion process is case-insensitive, meaning it will recognize ASCII characters regardless of their case.
  • Handling Special Characters: The tool can handle special characters such as punctuation marks and symbols, mapping them to their appropriate scan codes.


  1. Hardware Integration: Allows easy integration with hardware projects that require keyboard input by providing scan codes directly.
  2. Software Compatibility: Compatible with software applications that accept keyboard scan codes as input.
  3. Automation: Automates the process of converting ASCII text to scan codes, saving time and effort.
  4. Educational Tool: Serves as an educational resource for learning about keyboard scan codes and their relationship to ASCII characters.


  • Q: Can the tool handle non-printable ASCII characters?
    • A: Currently, the tool only supports printable ASCII characters. Non-printable characters are not mapped to scan codes.
  • Q: How are special characters handled?
    • A: Special characters such as punctuation marks and symbols are mapped to their respective scan codes based on their ASCII representation.
  • Q: Is there a limit to the length of input text?
    • A: There is no specific limit to the length of input text. However, longer texts may result in a larger number of scan codes, which could impact performance.