Returns a numeric code for the first character in a text string.
Text is the text for which the code of the first character is to be found.
Codes greater than 127 may depend on your system's character mapping (for example iso-8859-1, iso-8859-2, Windows-1252, Windows-1250), and hence may not be portable.
The code used here does not refer to ASCII, but to the code table currently loaded.
=CODE("Hieronymus") returns 72, =CODE("hieroglyphic") returns 104.