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In information technology, text is a human-readable sequence of character s and the words they form that can be encoded into computer-readable formats such as ASCII . Text is usually distinguished from non-character encoded data, such as graphic images in the form of bitmap s and program code, which is sometimes referred to as being in "binary" (but is actually in its own computer-readable format).

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