- It is a kind of metric.
These codes tend to be human specific, notably the Imperium and the Solomani Confederation make use of them. Codes use a Hexadecimal Notation for the characters, sometimes extended through the rest of the alphabet (except for I and O) to allow single character representation of numbers up to 33. Separators (usually a -) are used to differentiate sections, and some have been extended from the original definition.
A whole variety of UCs have been developed over the millennia of which some have been consistently used across many different empires, sophont species, and polities, while others have been far more limited in scope.
Selected Extant Codes
The following universal codes are defined:
- UCP: Universal Cargo Profile
- UGP: Universal Government Profile
- ULP: Universal Legal Profile
- UPP: Universal Personality Profile
- URP: Universal Religion Profile
- URP: Universal Robot Profile
- USP: Universal Ship Profile
- UTP: Universal Technological Profile
- UWP: Universal World Profile