Windows-1255

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Windows-1255 is a code page used under Microsoft Windows to write Hebrew. It is an almost compatible superset of ISO 8859-8 — the symbols are in the same positions (except for A4, which is 'sheqel sign' in Windows-1255 but 'generic currency sign' in ISO 8859-8), but Windows-1255 adds vowel-points and other signs in lower positions.

Modern applications prefer Unicode UTF-8 or UTF-16 to Windows-1255.

Code page layout[edit]

The following table shows Windows-1255. Each character is shown with its Unicode equivalent and its decimal code.

Legend:

  Alphabetic
  Control character
  Numeric digit
  Punctuation
  Extended punctuation
  Graphic character
  International
  Undefined
Windows-1255
_0 _1 _2 _3 _4 _5 _6 _7 _8 _9 _A _B _C _D _E _F
 
0_
 
NUL
0000
0
SOH
0001
1
STX
0002
2
ETX
0003
3
EOT
0004
4
ENQ
0005
5
ACK
0006
6
BEL
0007
7
BS
0008
8
HT
0009
9
LF
000A
10
VT
000B
11
FF
000C
12
CR
000D
13
SO
000E
14
SI
000F
15
 
1_
 
DLE
0010
16
DC1
0011
17
DC2
0012
18
DC3
0013
19
DC4
0014
20
NAK
0015
21
SYN
0016
22
ETB
0017
23
CAN
0018
24
EM
0019
25
SUB
001A
26
ESC
001B
27
FS
001C
28
GS
001D
29
RS
001E
30
US
001F
31
 
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
DEL
007F
127
 
8_
 

20AC
128


129

201A
130
ƒ
0192
131

201E
132

2026
133

2020
134

2021
135
ˆ
02C6
136

2030
137


138

2039
139


140


141


142


143
 
9_
 


144

2018
145

2019
146

201C
147

201D
148

2022
149

2013
150

2014
151
˜
02DC
152

2122
153


154

203A
155


156


157


158


159
 
A_
 
NBSP
00A0
160
¡
00A1
161
¢
00A2
162
£
00A3
163

20AA
164
¥
00A5
165
¦
00A6
166
§
00A7
167
¨
00A8
168
©
00A9
169
×
00D7
170
«
00AB
171
¬
00AC
172
SHY
00AD
173
®
00AE
174
¯
00AF
175
 
B_
 
°
00B0
176
±
00B1
177
²
00B2
178
³
00B3
179
´
00B4
180
µ
00B5
181

00B6
182
·
00B7
183
¸
00B8
184
¹
00B9
185
÷
00F7
186
»
00BB
187
¼
00BC
188
½
00BD
189
¾
00BE
190
¿
00BF
191
 
C_
 
ְ
05B0
192
ֱ
05B1
193
ֲ
05B2
194
ֳ
05B3
195
ִ
05B4
196
ֵ
05B5
197
ֶ
05B6
198
ַ
05B7
199
ָ
05B8
200
 ֹ
05B9
201
 ֺ
05BA
202
ֻ
05BB
203
ּ
05BC
204
ֽ
05BD
205
־
05BE
206
ֿ
05BF
207
 
D_
 
׀
05C0
208
ׁ
05C1
209
ׂ
05C2
210
׃
05C3
211
װ
05F0
212
ױ
05F1
213
ײ
05F2
214
׳
05F3
215
״
05F4
216


217


218


219


220


221


222


223
 
E_
 
א
05D0
224
ב
05D1
225
ג
05D2
226
ד
05D3
227
ה
05D4
228
ו
05D5
229
ז
05D6
230
ח
05D7
231
ט
05D8
232
י
05D9
233
ך
05DA
234
כ
05DB
235
ל
05DC
236
ם
05DD
237
מ
05DE
238
ן
05DF
239
 
F_
 
נ
05E0
240
ס
05E1
241
ע
05E2
242
ף
05E3
243
פ
05E4
244
ץ
05E5
245
צ
05E6
246
ק
05E7
247
ר
05E8
248
ש
05E9
249
ת
05EA
250


251


252
LRM
200E
253
RLM
200F
254


255
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Usage[edit]

Windows-1255 Hebrew is always in logical order (as opposed to visual). Microsoft Hebrew products (Windows, Office and Internet Explorer) brought logically-ordered Hebrew to common use, with the result that Windows-1255 is the Hebrew encoding that can be found most on the Web, having ousted the visually ordered ISO-8859-8, and preferred to the logically ordered ISO-8859-8-I because it provides for vowel-points.

Relation to Unicode[edit]

The Unicode Hebrew block (U+0590–U+05FF) follows Windows-1255 by encoding both letters and vowel-points in the same relative positions as Windows-1255. Unicode goes further in encoding cantillation marks in lower positions. Unicode Hebrew is always in logical order.

For modern applications UTF-8 or UTF-16 is a preferred encoding.

See also[edit]

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