An octal converter is a tool that can convert text and numbers into octal code or vice versa. Octal code is a way of representing data using a base-8 numbering system. This means that instead of using the digits 0 through 9, as we do in the decimal (base-10) system, octal code uses the digits 0 through 7. For example, the octal code for the number 8 is 10, the code for 9 is 11, and so on. Octal code is often used in computing because its a convenient way to represent binary data. Binary code uses only two digits (0 and 1), and each group of three binary digits corresponds to a single octal digit. An octal converter can be a useful tool if you need to convert text or numbers into octal code or if you have some octal code that you need to convert back into text or numbers. There are many octal converters available online and as standalone software programs. Some text editors, such as Notepad on Windows, also have the ability to convert text to and from octal code.