We can use the ASCII table to spell out words using a byte (8 bits) to represent each character...

For example, Rita would be:

R --> 82 (decimal) --> 01010010 (binary)
i --> 105 (decimal) --> 01101001 (binary)
t --> 116 (decimal) --> 01110100 (binary)
a --> 97 (decimal) --> 01100001 (binary)

Rita --> 01010010 01101001 01110100 01100001


A cool online tool - So how does this work?