ISO/IEC 8859-16

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ISO 8859-16
MIME / IANAISO-8859-16
Alias(es)iso-ir-226, latin10, l10[1]
Language(s)Albanian, Gaj's Latin alphabet (Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian), Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovene (also French, German, Italian, Irish)
StandardSR 14111:1998, ISO/IEC 8859-16:2001
ClassificationISO 8859 (extended ASCII, ISO 4873 level 1)
Based onISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-2

ISO/IEC 8859-16:2001, Information technology — 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets — Part 16: Latin alphabet No. 10, is part of the ISO/IEC 8859 series of ASCII-based standard character encodings, first edition published in 2001. The same encoding was defined as Romanian Standard SR 14111 in 1998, named the "Romanian Character Set for Information Interchange".[2] It is informally referred to as Latin-10 or South-Eastern European. It was designed to cover Albanian, Croatian, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian and Slovenian, but also French, German, Italian and Irish Gaelic (new orthography).

ISO-8859-16 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 28606 a.k.a. Windows-28606 to ISO-8859-16.[3]

Codepage layout[edit]

ISO/IEC 8859-16
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
2x  SP  ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . /
3x 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ?
4x @ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O
5x P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ \ ] ^ _
6x ` a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o
7x p q r s t u v w x y z { | } ~
Ax NBSP Ą ą Ł Š § š © Ș « Ź SHY ź Ż
Bx ° ± Č ł Ž · ž č ș » Œ œ Ÿ ż
Cx À Á Â Ă Ä Ć Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï
Dx Đ Ń Ò Ó Ô Ő Ö Ś Ű Ù Ú Û Ü Ę Ț ß
Ex à á â ă ä ć æ ç è é ê ë ì í î ï
Fx đ ń ò ó ô ő ö ś ű ù ú û ü ę ț ÿ
  Differences from ISO-8859-1

Proposed ISO 8859-16[edit]

ISO/IEC Draft 8859-16:1996
Language(s)French, Dutch, Turkish
Created byMichael Everson
Current statusRejected as ISO 8859 part.
Classificationextended ASCII
Based onISO-8859-1, DEC MCS

Originally, ISO 8859-16 was proposed as a different encoding similar to ISO 8859-1 with the missing French Œ œ (at the same spot as same place as DEC-MCS and Lotus International Character Set) and Ÿ (which was NOT at the same place as these sets, as Ý was in that spot for Icelandic), Dutch IJ ij, and Turkish Ğ ğ İ ı Ş ş (note that the euro sign did not exist at the time), but that got rejected.[4]

Proposed (but not adopted) ISO/IEC 8859-16
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
Ax NBSP ¡ ¢ £ ¤ IJ ¦ § ij © ª « ¬ SHY ® ¯
Bx ° ± Ğ ğ İ µ · ı Ş º » ş ½ Ÿ ¿
Cx À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï
Dx Ð Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö Œ Ø Ù Ú Û Ü Ý Þ ß
Ex à á â ã ä å æ ç è é ê ë ì í î ï
Fx ð ñ ò ó ô õ ö œ ø ù ú û ü ý þ ÿ
  Differences from ISO-8859-1


  1. ^ Character Sets, Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), 2018-12-12
  2. ^ ASRO (1999-08-30). Romanian Character Set for Information Interchange (PDF). ITSCJ/IPSJ. ISO-IR-226.
  3. ^ "SheetJS/js-codepage". GitHub. 12 October 2021.[better source needed]
  4. ^ Everson, Michael. "Proposed ISO 8859-16". Retrieved 26 February 2017.

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