EBCDIC to ASCII Converter

EBCDIC to ASCII Converter


This is the EBCDIC to ASCII Converter tool. It enables users to convert EBCDIC text into its corresponding ASCII representation.

Steps to Use:

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


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


  1. Convenience: Easily convert EBCDIC text to ASCII without manual lookup.
  2. Accuracy: The tool uses a predefined mapping to ensure accurate conversion.
  3. Efficiency: Quickly obtain the ASCII representation of EBCDIC 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 EBCDIC to ASCII? A: Converting EBCDIC to ASCII is necessary when exchanging data between systems that use different character encodings, particularly when communicating with non-IBM systems.

Q: Can I input non-EBCDIC characters? A: The tool expects input in EBCDIC format. Inputting non-EBCDIC characters may result in inaccurate conversion or the display of placeholder characters.

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