ISO 8859 Character Sets

Language character sets

ISO-8859-1
Latin-1

ASCII plus most Western European languages.
ie Albanian, Finnish, Spanish and Swedish.
Apparently omits certain Dutch, French & German characters


ISO-8859-2
Latin-2

ASCII plus most Central European languages.
ie Czech, German, Polish & Serbian


ISO-8859-3
Latin-3

ASCII plus support for German, Maltese and Galician


ISO-8859-4
Latin-4

ASCII plus support for most Baltic languages
ie Latvian and Lappish.
Replaced by ISO-Latin-6


ISO-8859-5

ASCII plus Cyrillic characters for Slavic languages
ie Bulgarian, Macedonian & Russian


ISO-8859-6

ASCII plus Arabic characters


ISO-8859-7

ASCII plus Greek characters


ISO-8859-8

ASCII plus Hebrew characters


ISO-8859-9
Latin-5

As Latin-1 but favours Turkish over Icelandic


ISO-8859-10
Latin-6

ASCII plus most Nordic languages
ie Latvian, Lithuanian, Inuit & non-Skolt Sami


ISO-8859-11

ASCII plus Thai support


ISO-8859-12
Latin-7

ASCII plus Celtic support


ISO-8859-13
Latin-8

ASCII plus the Baltic Rim characters


ISO-8859-14
Latin-9

ASCII plus Sami support (Finnish)


ISO-8859-15
Latin-10

ISO-Latin-1 variant with support for the Euro, plus extra accented Finnish & French characters

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