Binary Translator - Convert Binary to Text

Binary Translator helps you to convert binary numbers into text or ASCII or English. Also, it works as an online decoder.


About Binary Translator

Binary is kind of a language that consists of only two things: 0 and 1. In addition, computers only communicate in 0 and 1. So, computers are reading and writing billions of instructions using binary language.

Binary Translator - Binary to Text Online
  • 0 refers to OFF state or Low Signal.
  • 1 refers to ON state or High Signal.

Now the question is how binary code looks like? Don't worry! You can see one example below.

01010111 01100101 01101100 01100011 01101111 01101101 01100101 00100000 01000110 01110010 01101001 01100101 01101110 01100100 01110011

Did you understand the above line? Probably not. Confusing Right? You can't figure out it without using a binary decoder.

When you place this code in a binary translator then it gives you the text or ASCII result like this: "Welcome Friends". Try it.

As you can see the manual translation from binary to text is very complicated for normal people. Because we have to remember so many things in our mind to convert it into English. Therefore, we have developed this Binary Translator for you to save your time and effort. It easily converts your binary codes into ASCII or text.

Now let's learn something deep about the binary number system. Furthermore, in this article, we will see its applications and importance in the digital world. Also, you will read exciting stuff until you reach the bottom of the article. So, stay tuned.

How to Convert Binary to Text (or ASCII)?

There are two conversion methods that we will discuss here.

  1. Using ASCII Table
  2. Using English Alphabets

So, let's start learning above all methods with examples one by one. It will be fun. Trust me! Even more, at last, you will also do the manual conversion on your own with a few simple tricks.

Now let's jump to the first method.

1. Using ASCII Table

It is the most common and easiest method that we all prefer. In this method, we need to use the ASCII table.

What is the ASCII Table?

Answer: ASCII stands for "American Standard Code for Information Interchange". So, the ASCII table is a collection of data that are in the form of Decimal, Hexadecimal, Binary, HTML, and Characters. You can find all the mentioned conversion data from this table.

But, we will need only Decimal and Binary terms from this table. Let's understand how we can use these terms and apply them to our method.

For easy understanding, we have divided the conversion process into four simple steps.

  1. Seperate Binary String into 8-bit
  2. Binary to Decimal Conversion
  3. Find Character using Decimal Code from ASCII Table
  4. Continue with next Binary String

Let's take an example to understand it.


Convert "0100100001101001" to text.

1. Seperate Binary String into 8-bit

As you can see there are two sets of binary codes in the above string.

Firstly, we will separate it into eight bits or digits. In addition, 8-bits or digits represent one letter in binary. You can skip this step if you are converting only 1 byte or one set of binary code(i.e. 10001001).

Seperate Binary String

After seperation, we have two binary codes "01001000" and "01101001".

Now let's figure out 01001000 first.

2. Convert Binary to Decimal

To convert binary code into a decimal, we need to use the power of two. To make it easy, let's write the binary figure on board and assign power of 2 to each digit. It starts at 20 to 27.

Convert Binary to Decimal

Now, wherever we encounter 1 we take that number as the power of two and sum up the results. In this case, we encounter 1 at 3 and 6.

Hence, 26 + 23 = 64 + 8 = 72.

72 is the decimal equivalent of 01001000.

3. Find Character from ASCII Table

Now, look for 72 in the ASCII table. You will find that the ASCII value of 72 is H. Therefore, 01001000 is actually H.

4. Contunue with Next String

Our next string is 01101001. Its conversion will look like this:

Contunue with Next String

Now we will check the character value of 105 in the ASCII table. As you can see below we get "i".


Lastly, join both the output letters and text result = "Hi".

The same process is applied for long binary codes. This is the first conversion method that you can use to convert binary into English.

2. Using English Alphabets

In the second method, the starting process is the same as method 1. But here we will use the English Alphabets instead of the ASCII table.

There are only 26 letters in the English Alphabet. Also, it can be in Uppercase and Lowercase letters.

So, how we will indicate the binary code letter is in Uppercase or Lowercase?

It's very simple. We can easily identify it from the first three digits of binary code.

  • 010 - Uppercase
  • 011 - Lowercase

So, if the first three digits are 010 then it's an uppercase letter and similarly, if it is 011 then it's lowercase.

Let's take a simple example to get more ideas.


Convert "01001010 01110000" to English.

Let's start with "01001010".

First of all, we will convert it into decimal. Most importantly, ignore the first three letters from the binary code when doing the translation.

convert to decimal

As a result, we get decimal number 10.

Now we will list all the English letters and numbering them. Like A-1, B-2, C-3, and so on...

Get English Letter

As you can see above, the 10th letter is "J". So, 01001010 is the English letter "J".

Similarly, we will get "p" when we figure out the second string which is "01110000". Together first and second letter it is "Jp".

Binary Translator

Hope you understand both methods properly now. Both are simple and relevant. But it becomes very complex when the code is very long. At that time we recommend you use our binary translator instead of doing the hard work. It will give you the text results in just a few keystrokes. Also, try the text to speech conversion tool to convert your entered text into human voice.

Binary Number System

Gottfried Leibniz is the godfather of the Binary Number System. He came up with the idea to create a simple language to program data and instructions into digital electronics and computers.

Note: Here the term "Simple" is for computers and digital devices.

The article that you are currently reading is just because of some binary ON and OFF going on simultaneously behind the hood of your device. Binary is not understandable to humans. Maybe we can remember the decimal numbers of small binary strings. But when it comes to long strings then the binary translator is only the savior.

  • 0 -> OFF / False / No electricity through the transistor
  • 1 -> ON / True / Electricity flows through the transistor

How to Programme Data and Instructions using Binary?

For humans, it was very hard work to code instructions in binary. Therefore, computer scientists developed programming languages to remove this complication. We will not deep dive into history and focus on the things which really matter and helpful.

High-Level Programming Languages like C++, JAVA, Python, etc are human-readable.

Also, you can see how the C++ code writes and execute.

printf("\nHello, World!");

So, this gives an instruction to the computer to print the statement "Hello, World!" on the screen. We can code this and understand this. The computer will be unable to recognize it until it's converted into binary.

To serve that purpose, a compiler or interpreter is used. They convert these high-level codes to binary or you can also call it "Machine Language". So, the systems will understand and act.

Compiler vs Interpreter

Compiler Interpreter
Converts the high level programming script to machine language in one go. Converts the high level programming script to machine language line by line.
It shows errors in the program after the compilation is complete. Hence, debugging is not so efficient in this case. As the conversion takes place line by line. So, errors must be removed before proceeding to next line. Debugging is efficient in this case.
Example: C and C++. Example: Python and Ruby on Rails.

Features of Binary Translator

The Binary Code Translator has a lot of features in it. You can find it below.

Binary Input:

There are four different ways to input binary in order to convert it into text.

  1. Open File: If you have the binary codes save in some file then just simply open it using this option.
  2. Open Binary File: When you use this option to upload file, it will convert any file data into binary code. Whether it is text or any other format. Also, you can upload binary code file directly using this option.
  3. Drag and Drop File: You can drag any file and drop it inside the input box. It will take file data automatically in the input box.
  4. Paste or Type: In the input box you can either type your binary code or you can paste it.
Multiple Character Encoding:

When you click on that option a long drop-down list will appear. Choose your preferred character encoding type. Even more, ASCII/UTF-8 is used most of the time. Because the size of a character is fixed to 1 byte or 8 bit. That's why we have fixed it selected by default.

There are some other options available. Such as UTF-16, Windows, Big5, CP866, ECU-JP, GB 18030, ISO-2022, KOI8-R, X-User-Defined, etc...

Other Features
  • Convert: This button starts the binary to text conversion process.
  • Output: As the binary into ASCII conversion process completes. You can see the output in text or English form in last box.
  • Copy or Save: You can copy the output text. Also, you can save it to your device.
  • Reset: For a new binary conversion, use this button to refresh the translator.

Advantages of Binary to Text Converter

  • Simplicity: The user interface and design of our binary code translator is very simple. So, it's very easy to convert binary into text. Also, any non-technical person can easily go through the process.
  • Saves Time and Effort: The binary to English conversion process takes just a few seconds to perform. Therefore, it saves our lot of time, as well as effort. Also, why we have to do the manual calculation when we have this amazing translator available?
  • Choose Encoding: By default, it is set to ASCII/UTF-8. Because it is a commonly used encoding type. But, you can make your own choice. We have provided a wide variety of character encodings in our tool. So, that you can get what exactly you are looking for.
  • Portability: You can use the binary code translator anytime and anywhere. Because it is a cloud base and you can access it on any computer through the internet. Also, we have made it mobile and iPad responsive. So, you can open it in your handy devices. Now no need to use a PC or laptop. In addition, our binary decoder is very lightweight. Therefore, you can run it on low internet speed.
  • Accuracy: The conversion is 100% accurate. There's no chance of mistake. But from the user side, the input data must be correct.

How to use Binary to Text Translator?

Pre-requirements: Internet, smart device, and a script or lines of binary codes.

After full fill above all requirements, open the Binary Translator and follow the steps below.

1. Enter Binary Code

First of all, you need to enter the binary code in the first input box. There are three ways to enter data.

  • You can upload the binary code file that you want to convert.
  • Paste or write code in input area.
  • Drag and drop your file in input box.
Binary to Text Converter

So, you can choose any one option as per your need to enter data.

2. Choose the Character Encoding

Next, you can choose the Character Encoding from the dropdown. By default, it is set to ASCII/UTF-8. You can choose another option if you want to change it. Also, it's optional. If you are not aware of this thing then let it be as it is.

Character Encoding
3. Translate to Text

Lastly, just hit the "Translate" button to start the conversion. As a result, you will get the binary to ASCII conversion at the below box. Also, you can use the "Reset" button to refresh the translator. It will remove values from the text fields.

Convert Binary to ASCII or English
4. Copy or Save

Finally, you can copy the text result and paste it anywhere. Even more, you can save and download the conversion text file in your device storage.

Binary Decoder - Copy or Save

Final Words

Above all information was about the Binary Number System and our Binary Translator tool. Today, all the advanced technologies and digital devices are logically run by two things. That is 1 and 0. There can't be such an efficient and strong thing for it than binary language. Hope you learn too many things from this article. Please share it with your friends and spread your love.