In computing, the delete character (sometimes also called rubout) is the last character in the ASCII repertoire, with the code 127 (decimal). definition of the rubout character 7F hex Not a graphic character but a control character, it is denoted as ^? in caret notation and has a graphic representation of ␡ in Unicode (as all ASCII control characters have graphic representations).
Most modern keyboards do not have a dedicated key to input the Delete character. In Unix-like systems the key or combination of and can be used to express the Delete character. Products like Notepad may also generate this character with the same key presses.
|"Delete" along with some other ASCII control characters and space as they appear on punched tape|
DOS/Windows never used this character in any way, using the backspace (0x08, or control-H) to delete the previous character. EGA/VGA fonts, as fonts used by Win32 console, usually have the "house" symbol ⌂ at 127 (0x7F) code point, see Code page 437 for details. However, its legacy can be seen in some applications distributed as part of the Windows operating system: as an example, typing the and key combination in Microsoft Notepad will output the delete character.