# How to convert text into Binary

This fantastic chart comes from today's guest blogger, Liam McSherry.

In Liam's words...

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If anyone wants to know how to convert text into a series of binary digits, I quickly made this little graphic.

Note that this sort of system applies to all radices as a way of converting to them, with the divisor "2" changed to the value of the radix.

This is on the topic of the blog article, Text to Binary Converter - Small Basic Featured Program.

Thanks to Liam for this cool diagram!

Enjoy!

- Ninja Ed

1. anonymouscommenter says:

Cool.

2. Jacob, make sure you check out Amir's Text to Binary Converter if you haven't yet: blogs.msdn.com/…/text-to-binary-converter-small-basic-featured-program.aspx

3. This conversation originated from this Small Basic forums thread: social.msdn.microsoft.com/…/9d6f6e01-84e7-42af-bd2f-3818929102d8

4. anonymouscommenter says:

And how exactly does 1 divided by 2 have a remainder of 0?

5. anonymouscommenter says:

@confused

65 divided by 2 is 32 with a remainder of 1, so 32 times 2 plus 1 equals 65 and  1 divided by 2 is 0 with a remainder of 1 because you multiply 0 by 2 plus 1 you get 1

6. anonymouscommenter says:

How did you get the letters into numbers?

7. anonymouscommenter says:

this is cool. I get everything perfectly.

8. Thanks for explaining, Possible Explanation! =^)

9. If anyone is confused, like Confused and Matthew, please ask in the Small Basic forum: social.msdn.microsoft.com/…/threads

Thanks!

10. anonymouscommenter says:

why does the ABCD has the decimal of 65,66,67 and 68?

11. anonymouscommenter says:

How did you get the letters into numbers?

12. Unknown/Joseph, those are the ASCII values.

65 = A

66 = B

67 = C

68 = D

13. And that's also the answer to Matthew's question earlier. Thanks!

14. anonymouscommenter says:

Great, helped in understanding this a lot, easily

15. Kakaire Charles says:

Extremely simplified. God bless U.

16. diana niebla says:

how did you get letter into binary

17. kimfrancis says:

how to compute character into ASCII Value?

18. JamSmith says:

I wanted to learn how to convert the text into the binary and just came across this blog. After visiting this blog, I can perform the calculation and find out the answer by my own. Earlier, I have used binarytranslator to find out the correct answer. Thank you very much for sharing such a useful information. Looking forward to read such informative blogs in the future.

19. Techy Tech says:

Awesome and Nice Perfect