For those who don't already have such a thing, or think they might one day need it, here's a link to an awesome ascii-conversion Its useful for building html strings for html-enabled components, like textfields and such, so that the characters that make up an html tag, like </font> can be "escaped" with the following AS code
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That variable can then be used as a kind of AS 'meta-tag' when building text strings that need html formatting for display in Flash.

Note: the 'chr()' command has been deprecated since Flash MX in favor of the 'String.fromCharCode()'...but I couldn't resist using a 3-character keyword instead of a 12-character one...