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HTML (ISO) Character Sets

Posted by HANIBALL | 01 November 2012 0

ISO Character Sets

It is the International Standards Organization (ISO) that defines the standard character-sets for different alphabets/languages.

The different character-sets being used around the world are listed below:

Character setDescriptionCovers
ISO-8859-1Latin alphabet part 1North America, Western Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, Africa
ISO-8859-2Latin alphabet part 2Eastern Europe
ISO-8859-3Latin alphabet part 3SE Europe, Esperanto, miscellaneous others
ISO-8859-4Latin alphabet part 4Scandinavia/Baltics (and others not in ISO-8859-1)
ISO-8859-5Latin/Cyrillic part 5The languages that are using a Cyrillic alphabet such as Bulgarian, Belarusian, Russian and Macedonian
ISO-8859-6Latin/Arabic part 6The languages that are using the Arabic alphabet
ISO-8859-7Latin/Greek part 7The modern Greek language as well as mathematical symbols derived from the Greek
ISO-8859-8Latin/Hebrew part 8The languages that are using the Hebrew alphabet
ISO-8859-9Latin 5 part 9The Turkish language. Same as ISO-8859-1 except Turkish characters replace Icelandic ones
ISO-8859-10Latin 6 Lappish, Nordic, EskimoThe Nordic languages
ISO-8859-15Latin 9 (aka Latin 0)Similar to ISO 8859-1 but replaces some less common symbols with the euro sign and some other missing characters
ISO-2022-JPLatin/Japanese part 1The Japanese language
ISO-2022-JP-2Latin/Japanese part 2The Japanese language
ISO-2022-KRLatin/Korean part 1The Korean language




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