NeXT character set

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The NeXT character set (often aliased as NeXTSTEP encoding vector, WE8NEXTSTEP[1] or next-multinational[2]) was used by the NeXTSTEP and OPENSTEP operating systems on NeXT workstations beginning in 1988. It is based on Adobe Systems' PostScript (PS) character set aka Adobe Standard Encoding where unused code points were filled up with characters from ISO 8859-1 (Latin 1), although at differing code points.[3]

Character set[edit]

The following table shows the NeXT character set. Each character is shown with a potential Unicode equivalent. Codepoints 00hex (0) to 7Fhex (127) are nearly identical to ASCII.

NeXT character set[4][5][6][3][7][8]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
0x NUL SOH STX ETX EOT ENQ ACK BEL  BS   HT   LF   VT   FF   CR   SO   SI  
1x DLE DC1 DC2 DC3 DC4 NAK SYN ETB CAN  EM  SUB ESC  FS   GS   RS   US 
2x  SP  ! " # $ % & [3] ( ) * + , - . /
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 [3] 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 fsp À Á Â Ã Ä Å Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï
9x Ð Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö Ù Ú Û Ü Ý Þ µ × ÷
Ax © ¡ ¢ £ ¥ ƒ § ¤ '[3] «
Bx ® · ¦ » [3] ¬ ¿
Cx ¹ ˋ ´ ˆ ˜ ¯ ˘ ˙ ¨ ² ˚[3] ¸ ³ ˝ ˛ ˇ
Dx ± ¼ ½ ¾ à á â ã ä å ç è é ê ë
Ex ì Æ í ª î ï ð ñ Ł Ø Œ º ò ó ô õ
Fx ö æ ù ú û ı ü ý ł ø œ ß þ ÿ
  Differences from Adobe Standard Encoding

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baird, Cathy; Chiba, Dan; Chu, Winson; Fan, Jessica; Ho, Claire; Law, Simon; Lee, Geoff; Linsley, Peter; Matsuda, Keni; Oscroft, Tamzin; Takeda, Shige; Tanaka, Linus; Tozawa, Makoto; Trute, Barry; Tsujimoto, Mayumi; Wu, Ying; Yau, Michael; Yu, Tim; Wang, Chao; Wong, Simon; Zhang, Weiran; Zheng, Lei; Zhu, Yan; Moore, Valarie (2002) [1996]. "Appendix A: Locale Data". Oracle9i Database Globalization Support Guide (PDF) (Release 2 (9.2) ed.). Oracle Corporation. Oracle A96529-01. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-02-14. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  2. ^ "Character sets". Kermit. Columbia University. 2000-01-01. Archived from the original on 2017-02-15. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Keyboard Event Information - Encoding Vectors". NeXT Computer, Inc. 1995. Archived from the original on 2017-02-12. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  4. ^ McGowan, Rick (1999-09-23). "NextStep Encoding to Unicode". 0.1. Unicode, Inc. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  5. ^ Czyborra, Roman (1998-06-27). "Codepage & Co". NeXTSTEP. Archived from the original on 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2016-12-06. [1] [2]
  6. ^ Flohr, Guido (2016) [2002]. "Locale::RecodeData::NEXTSTEP - Conversion routines for NEXTSTEP". CPAN libintl-perl. Archived from the original on 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-02-18.
  7. ^ Kostis, Kosta (2000). "NeXTSTEP Encoding Vector". 1.20. Archived from the original on 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-02-18.
  8. ^ "NeXT Character Set". Kermit. Columbia University. Retrieved 2020-06-24.