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American National Standards Institute
ANSI's standards fall in many areas. In computing, ANSI standardized the ASCII character set in X3.4, control codes in X3.41 and control sequences (to be used e.g. for moving the cursor around the screen of a "dumb" terminal) in X3.64.
The ASA photographic exposure system became the basis for the ISO film speed system, currently used worldwide.
ANSI was founded on October 19, 1918 as the American Engineering Standards Committee and reorganised as the American Standards Association in 1928. In 1966 it was reorganised as the United States of America Standards Institute. In 1969 it changed its name to American National Standards Institute.
In Microsoft Windows, the phrase "ANSI" refers to the windows ansi code pages . Most of theese are fixed width though there are some variable width ones for ideographic languages. Some of theese are very close to the iso-8859 series leading many to falsely assume that they are identical.
- ANSI art, art created from a subset of X3.64
- ANSI.SYS, device driver for MS-DOS
- ANSI escape codes
- Unified Thread Standard
- American National Standards Institute Nanotechnology Panel
- ANSI's official site
- About ANSI Overview, from ANSI web site, as of March 2, 2003; 
- ANSI - an Historical Overview, from ANSI web site, as of March 2, 2003; 
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