ISO/IEC 8859-2

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ISO/IEC 8859-2:1999, Information technology — 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets — Part 2: Latin alphabet No. 2, is part of the ISO/IEC 8859 series of ASCII-based standard character encodings, first edition published in 1987. It is informally referred to as "Latin-2". It is generally intended for “Eastern European” languages that are written in the Latin script. Note that ISO/IEC 8859-2 is very different from code page 852 (MS-DOS Latin 2, PC Latin 2) which is also referred to as "Latin-2" in Czech and Slovak regions.[1]

ISO-8859-2 is the IANA preferred charset name for this standard when supplemented with the C0 and C1 control codes from ISO/IEC 6429. Microsoft has assigned code page 28592 aka Windows-28592 to ISO-8859-2 in Windows.

Codepage 1250 aka Windows-1250 has many of the same characters but in a different arrangement.

These code values can be used for the following languages:

It can also be used for Romanian, but it is unsuitable for that language, because of lack of letters s and t with commas below, containing s and t with cedillas instead. These letters were unified in the first versions of the Unicode standard, meaning that the appearance with cedilla or with comma was treated as a glyph choice rather than as separate characters; fonts intended for use with Romanian should, therefore, have characters with comma below at those code points. Still, ISO/IEC 8859-2 and Windows-1250 (with the same problem) have been heavily used for Romanian. Unicode (which supports both variants) has taken the lead for web pages, which however often have s and t with cedilla anyway.

Code page layout[edit]

In the following table characters are shown together with their corresponding Unicode code points. Note that code values 00-1F, 7F, and 80-9F are not assigned to characters by ISO/IEC 8859-2. Code 20 is the regular SPACE character, and A0 is the NON-BREAKING SPACE. Code AD is a SOFT HYPHEN, which even in isolation may not appear at all in compliant web browsers.

Legend:

  Alphabetic
  Control character
  Numeric digit
  Punctuation
  Extended punctuation
  Graphic character
  International
  Undefined
ISO/IEC 8859-2 (Latin-2)
_0 _1 _2 _3 _4 _5 _6 _7 _8 _9 _A _B _C _D _E _F
 
0_
 
                               
 
1_
 
                               
 
2_
 
SP
0020
32
!
0021
33
"
0022
34
#
0023
35
$
0024
36
%
0025
37
&
0026
38
'
0027
39
(
0028
40
)
0029
41
*
002A
42
+
002B
43
,
002C
44
-
002D
45
.
002E
46
/
002F
47
 
3_
 
0
0030
48
1
0031
49
2
0032
50
3
0033
51
4
0034
52
5
0035
53
6
0036
54
7
0037
55
8
0038
56
9
0039
57
:
003A
58
;
003B
59
<
003C
60
=
003D
61
>
003E
62
?
003F
63
 
4_
 
@
0040
64
A
0041
65
B
0042
66
C
0043
67
D
0044
68
E
0045
69
F
0046
70
G
0047
71
H
0048
72
I
0049
73
J
004A
74
K
004B
75
L
004C
76
M
004D
77
N
004E
78
O
004F
79
 
5_
 
P
0050
80
Q
0051
81
R
0052
82
S
0053
83
T
0054
84
U
0055
85
V
0056
86
W
0057
87
X
0058
88
Y
0059
89
Z
005A
90
[
005B
91
\
005C
92
]
005D
93
^
005E
94
_
005F
95
 
6_
 
`
0060
96
a
0061
97
b
0062
98
c
0063
99
d
0064
100
e
0065
101
f
0066
102
g
0067
103
h
0068
104
i
0069
105
j
006A
106
k
006B
107
l
006C
108
m
006D
109
n
006E
110
o
006F
111
 
7_
 
p
0070
112
q
0071
113
r
0072
114
s
0073
115
t
0074
116
u
0075
117
v
0076
118
w
0077
119
x
0078
120
y
0079
121
z
007A
122
{
007B
123
|
007C
124
}
007D
125
~
007E
126
 
 
8_
 
                               
 
9_
 
                               
 
A_
 
NBSP
00A0
160
Ą
0104
161
˘
02D8
162
Ł
0141
163
¤
00A4
164
Ľ
013D
165
Ś
015A
166
§
00A7
167
¨
00A8
168
Š
0160
169
Ş
015E
170
Ť
0164
171
Ź
0179
172
SHY
00AD
173
Ž
017D
174
Ż
017B
175
 
B_
 
°
00B0
176
ą
0105
177
˛
02DB
178
ł
0142
179
´
00B4
180
ľ
013E
181
ś
015B
182
ˇ
02C7
183
¸
00B8
184
š
0161
185
ş
015F
186
ť
0165
187
ź
017A
188
˝
02DD
189
ž
017E
190
ż
017C
191
 
C_
 
Ŕ
0154
192
Á
00C1
193
Â
00C2
194
Ă
0102
195
Ä
00C4
196
Ĺ
0139
197
Ć
0106
198
Ç
00C7
199
Č
010C
200
É
00C9
201
Ę
0118
202
Ë
00CB
203
Ě
011A
204
Í
00CD
205
Î
00CE
206
Ď
010E
207
 
D_
 
Đ
0110
208
Ń
0143
209
Ň
0147
210
Ó
00D3
211
Ô
00D4
212
Ő
0150
213
Ö
00D6
214
×
00D7
215
Ř
0158
216
Ů
016E
217
Ú
00DA
218
Ű
0170
219
Ü
00DC
220
Ý
00DD
221
Ţ
0162
222
ß
00DF
223
 
E_
 
ŕ
0155
224
á
00E1
225
â
00E2
226
ă
0103
227
ä
00E4
228
ĺ
013A
229
ć
0107
230
ç
00E7
231
č
010D
232
é
00E9
233
ę
0119
234
ë
00EB
235
ě
011B
236
í
00ED
237
î
00EE
238
ď
010F
239
 
F_
 
đ
0111
240
ń
0144
241
ň
0148
242
ó
00F3
243
ô
00F4
244
ő
0151
245
ö
00F6
246
÷
00F7
247
ř
0159
248
ů
016F
249
ú
00FA
250
ű
0171
251
ü
00FC
252
ý
00FD
253
ţ
0163
254
˙
02D9
255
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