NEC APC character set

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NEC APC is an 8-bit character set developed by NEC for the NEC APC, a CP/M-86 and MS-DOS-compatible personal computer in 1983.[1][2] These were a contemporary competitor for the IBM PC, although eclipsed by fully PC-compatible computers.

Character set[edit]

NEC APC character set[2]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
0x NUL ⏩︎ 📖 EOT 🆗 🔔 FF 🯅 SI
1x DLE DC1 ¯ ÷ × 🕜︎ SUB ESC FS GS RS
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 { | } ~ DEL
8x
9x 🭷 🭵
Ax NBSP ˙ ½ + ( ) ¼
Bx ³ τ ε ρ σ ψ Ω Γ ο κ Σ
Cx α ν Δ β ξ η θ ¹ ± υ π ² ¯ -
Dx ¢ ω γ ι φ χ ° ζ λ μ
Ex
Fx

� Not in Unicode, these are combinations of solid and dotted box lines and a mirror-image phi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Necis [sic] Joins 16-Bit Auction By Releasing APC System". Computerworld: 45–46. 1982-05-31. (NB. The article contains an obvious transmission error, the company's name is NEC Information Systems, Inc., not Necis.)
  2. ^ a b NEC Information Systems, Inc. (November 1983). Advanced Personal Computer - MS-DOS System Programmer's Guide (PDF) (REV 00 ed.). NEC Corporation. pp. B.1–B.4. part number 819-000104-3001. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-11-25. Retrieved 2016-11-25.

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