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.
Now the question is how binary code looks like? Don't worry! You can see one example below.
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.
There are two conversion methods that we will discuss here.
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.
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.
Let's take an example to understand it.
Convert "0100100001101001" to text.
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).
After seperation, we have two binary codes "01001000" and "01101001".
Now let's figure out 01001000 first.
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.
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.
Now, look for 72 in the ASCII table. You will find that the ASCII value of 72 is H. Therefore, 01001000 is actually H.
Our next string is 01101001. Its conversion will look like this:
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.
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.
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.
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...
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.|
The Binary Code Translator has a lot of features in it. You can find it below.
There are four different ways to input binary in order to convert it into text.
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...
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.
First of all, you need to enter the binary code in the first input box. There are three ways to enter data.
So, you can choose any one option as per your need to enter data.
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.
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.
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.
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.