Perso-Arabic Script Code for Information Interchange

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Perso-Arabic Script Code for Information Interchange (PASCII) is one of the Indian government standards for encoding languages using writing systems based on Perso-Arabic alphabet, in particular Kashmiri, Persian, Sindhi, and Urdu. The ISCII encoding was originally intended to cover both the Brahmi-derived writing systems of India and the Arabic-based systems, but it was subsequently decided to encode the Arabic-based writing systems separately.

Codepage layout[edit]

The following table shows the character set for PASCII. Each character is shown with its decimal code and its Unicode equivalent.

PASCII
—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_
 
ـ
0640
129
ا
0627
130
آ
0622
131
ب
0628
132
ٻ
067B
133
ڀ
0680
134
پ
067E
135
ڦ
06A6
136
ت
062A
137
ة
0629
138
ٿ
067F
139
ٹ
0679[1]
140
ٺ
067A
141
ث
062B
142
ج
062C
143
 
9_
 
ڄ
0684
144
ڃ
0683
145
چ
0686
146
ڇ
0687
147
ح
062D
148
خ
062E
149
د
062F
150
ڌ
068C
151
ڈ
0688[2]
152
ڏ
068F
153
ڍ
068D
154
ذ
0630
155
ر
0631
156
ڑ
0691[3]
157
ڙﻬ
0699-FEEC
158
ز
0632
159
 
A_
 
ژ
0698
160
س
0633
161
ش
0634
162
ص
0635
163
ض
0636
164
ط
0637
165
ظ
0638
166
ع
0639
167
غ
063A
168
ف
0641
169
ق
0642
170
ڪ
06AA[4]
171
ک
06A9
172
گ
06AF
173
ڳ
06B3
174
ڱ
06B1
175
 
B_
 
ل
0644
176
م
0645
177
ن
0646
178
ں
06BA
179
ڻ
06BB
180
و
0648
181
ۄ
06C4
182
ه
0647
183
ھ
06BE
184
ء
0621
185
ى
0649
186
ؠ
0620
187
ۓ
06D3
188
ے
06D2
189
َ
064E
190
ِ
0650
191
 
C_
 
ُ
064F
192
ٗ
0657
193
ٔ
0654
194
ٕ
0655
195
ٔ
0654[5]
196
ٟ
065F
197
ّ
0651
198
ٓ
0653
199
ۡ
06E1
200
ٰ
0670
201
ٖ
0656
202
-
[6]
203
-
[7]
204
-
[7]
205
،
060C
206
ؐ
0610
207
 
D_
 
ؓ
0613
208
ؒ
0612
209
ؑ
0611
210
-
[8]
211
-
[8]
212
ۙ
06D9
213
ۚ
06DA
214
ۢ
06E2
215
-
[7]
216
٪
066A
217
٬
066C
218
٫
066B
219
۰
06F0
220
۱
06F1
221
۲
06F2
222
۳
06F3
223
 
E_
 
۴
06F4
224
۵
06F5
225
۶
06F6
226
۷
06F7
227
۸
06F8
228
۹
06F9
229
!
0021
230

201C
231

201D
232

2018
233

2019
234
(
0028
235
)
0029
236
٭
066D
235
+
002B
236
ATR

239
 
F_
 
-
002D
240
/
002F
241
؛
061B
242
:
003A
243
؟
061F
244
=
003D
245
۔
06D4
246
۝
06DD
247
-
[7]
248
٬
066C
249

Notes:

  1. ^ This character is displayed as ٽ (Unicode point 067D) for Sindhi texts.
  2. ^ This character is displayed as ڊ (Unicode point 068A) for Sindhi texts.
  3. ^ This character is displayed as ڙ (Unicode point 0699) for Sindhi texts.
  4. ^ This character is usually displayed as ک (Unicode point 06A9) in non-Sindhi texts. See also: Khē
  5. ^ This code space is used for Kashmiri hamza, an orthographic variation not used in Unicode.
  6. ^ This diacritic currently has no Unicode support.
  7. ^ a b c d This punctuation mark currently has no Unicode support.
  8. ^ a b This superscript letter currently has no Unicode support.

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