PETSCII to ASCII Converter

PETSCII to ASCII Converter


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

Steps to Use:

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


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


  1. Convenience: Easily convert PETSCII 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 PETSCII 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 PETSCII to ASCII? A: Converting PETSCII to ASCII is necessary when working with PETSCII-encoded text on platforms or systems that use ASCII encoding.

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

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