Binary to text converter | Binary translator

What is binary code?

A binary code is a two-symbol or base-2 numeral system comprised only of 0's and 1's strings. Zero represents the off state, whereas one symbolizes the on state.

A binary number comprises a series of eight bits. This series is known as a byte. Every single digit is referred to as a bit.

People with a computer science background know the term "bit". A bit is the contracted form of a binary digit. Modern computers and other electronic devices use the binary number system.

The binary number system forms the base of all computing devices and functions. It enables devices to store, access and process all types of information directed to and from the CPU or memory.

About our binary translator tool

To make your text readable for your readers, you have to convert your binary code to text form or ASCII. Binary code is only readable by machines. It's not for humans.

Manual conversion of binary to textual form is time-consuming and cumbersome. With the online binary code translator, you can easily convert your machine-readable binary code to human-readable text form with just a few clicks.

Besides this, you can also convert your text into binary form. You don't have to understand the manual process of binary-to-text and text-to-binary conversion. Just copy and paste your code in the text area and press convert.

How to use our binary converter tool

Go to freenerdtools, a free online web tools provider. From the tools, select the binary converter. It can take input both as text or binary code.

Convert binary to text online

To convert binary code to text or decode binary to text, copy your base-2 numeral text or binary value. Paste it in the textbox. Select "to text" from the dropdown options and hit submit. You will get the results in just a few seconds. Press the copy icon on the right to copy your generated text.

Convert text to binary online

To convert text into binary encoding, copy your text and paste it into the text field. You can also type plain text directly into the input field. Select "to binary" from the dropdown options and hit submit to generate binary code. Press the copy icon on the right to copy the code to the clipboard.

Is this binary to text converter free?

Our binary to text and text to binary converter tool is absolutely free. By using this tool, you can save time and energy too. Manual calculations are prone to human errors.

Get error-free results in an eye blink and enhance your productivity. You can use this converter on all devices, i.e. computer systems, laptops, tablets or smartphones.

Does this tool support binary to English translation?

Yes, you can translate your binary code to English text with our online converter. Simply type or copy-paste the binary code in the text section. Select "to text" from the conversion options and click on submit to get an English translation of your binary code.

How to manually convert binary code to text

To convert binary code into text manually, first convert the binary digitals into decimal, hexadecimal, or octal form. Then, open the ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) character code chart to match the decimal, hex or octal value with the exact alphabet.

Let's convert "1000110 1110010 1100101 1100101 1101110 1100101 1110010 1100100 1110100 1101111 1101111 1101100 1110011" into text form.

For this, we are first converting bytes to decimal form.

1000110 = 26+22+21 = 70 = F 

1110010 = 26+25+24+21 = 82 = R

1100101 = 26+25+22+20 = 69 = E

1100101 = 26+25+22+20 = 69 = E

1101110 = 26+25+23+22+21 = 78 = N

1100101 = 26+25+22+20 = 69 = E

1110010 = 26+25+24+21 = 82 = R

1100100 = 26+25+22 = 68 = D

1110100 = 26+25+24+22  = 84 = T

1101111 = 26+25+23+22+21+20 = 79 = O

1101111 = 26+25+23+22+21+20 = 79 = O

1101100 = 26+25+23+22  = 76 = L

1110011 = 26+25+24+21+20  = 83 = S

In the end, you will get the word "Freenerdtools" from all the binary digits. You can get the ASCII chart from here.

Why electronics and computers use binary

Computers do not understand language or numbers in the way that we do. Modern computers are known as digital computers because they work with discrete values, i.e. digits, instead of using electrical values as analogs to physical quantities.

These digital numbers are electrical signals that are either on or off inside the CPU or RAM. The main reason behind this fact is that a binary coding system is reliable and simple.

Decimal digitals electronics or computer manufacturing requires ten electrical values to symbolize the digits zero to nine, i.e. 0V signal for zero value, 1V for one, 2V for the number two and so on. Theoretically, it's ok to devise such decimal digit systems, but practically it's not feasible when we talk about manufacturing tolerances.

Let's take an example to understand why practically it's not feasible to use the decimal system for electronics and computers. We discussed above that a 2V signal is required for digit two. To represent digit two, we can use a 1.7V or 2.2V signal. If 1.7V represents two, it means that 2.7V symbolizes three. 1.7V or 2.7V signals are 10% away from the nominal value and can cause an undetectable error. So, it is quite difficult to design and build electronic devices that cannot discriminate among ten discrete values.

In the case of two values, i.e. 0 and 1, it is easy to discriminate between the two. In the digital and logic circuit, 5V represents the digit one, and the zero value denotes 0V. Anything less than 2.5V considers zero, and more as a one, i.e. 50% tolerance.

It is relatively easy to design circuits that reliably discriminate between two values. So, there is no wrong in saying that binary coding enhances the reliability of an electric circuit.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, a mathematician, invented the binary number system in the 17th century, but the idea of using binary numerals in electronic circuits was presented by Jon Von Newmann.

The integration of the binary numbers system in computers and other electronic devices enhances the expressive power of the binary circuits. Moreover, it decreases the manufacturing cost of today's powerful digital computers.

Binary vs Decimal system

The binary number system represents numbers in the form of 0s and 1s. Whereas, the decimal number system represents a number in terms of 0 to 9, i.e. 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

In our daily life, we use decimal or base-10 numeral systems. This means that we have ten different symbols, or numerals, available to represent different numbers.

The binary system works exactly the same way as the decimal. The only difference is that instead of multiplying the digit by a power of 10, we multiply it by a power of 2.

The number 14, in the decimal system, is expressed as (14)10, and in the binary system, it is written as (1110)2. Here the base or subscript 10 and 2 shows the number system. i.e. 2 is for binary, and 10 is for decimal.

You can perform all arithmetic operations, i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication & division, on both decimal and binary numbers.

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