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This part of ISO/IEC 8859 specifies a set of 146

coded graphic characters identified as Latin/Arabic

alphabet.

This set of coded graphic characters is intended for

use in data and text processing applications and

also for information interchange.

The set contains graphic characters used for

general purpose applications in typical office

environments in at least the following languages:

Arabic, English and Latin.

Some of the characters in this set are combining

characters (see clause 6).

This set of coded graphic characters may be

regarded as a version of an 8-bit code according to

ISO/IEC 2022 or ISO/IEC 4873 at level 1.

This part of ISO/IEC 8859 may not be used in

conjunction with any other parts of ISO/IEC 8859.

If coded characters from more than one part are to

be used together, by means of code extension

techniques, the equivalent coded character sets

from ISO/IEC 10367 should be used instead within

a version of ISO/IEC 4873 at level 2 or level 3.

The coded characters in this set may be used in

conjunction with coded control functions selected

from ISO/IEC 6429. However, control functions are

not used to create composite graphic symbols from

two or more graphic characters (see clause 6).

NOTE ? ISO/IEC 8859 is not intended for use with

Telematic services defined by ITU-T. If information coded

according to ISO/IEC 8859 is to be transferred to such

services, it will have to conform to the requirements of

those services at the access-point.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 1999-01
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 11
  • :
    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2
    Coded character sets
  • 35.040.10
    Coding of character sets

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