Learn about Windows PowerShell
Summary: Learn to use Windows PowerShell to determine the ASCII numeric value of a character.
How can I use Windows PowerShell to tell the ASCII value of a character?
You can get the numeric value of an ASCII character quite easily, for example, to get the value of the lowercase letter a, type:
Strictly speaking, you're getting the Unicode value of a character here, not Ascii. That happens to match Ascii for the common US-English stuff (0-127), but beyond that, you'll get different results.