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ISO 8859-2
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ISO 8859-2

ISO 8859-2, more formally cited as ISO/IEC 8859-2 or less formally as Latin-2, is part 2 of ISO/IEC 8859, a standard character encoding defined by ISO. It encodes what it refers to as Latin alphabet no. 2, consisting of 191 characters from the Latin script, each encoded as a single 8-bit code value. These code values can be used in almost any data interchange system to communicate in the following Eastern European languages: Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian (in Latin transcription), Serbocroatian, Slovak, Slovenian, Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian. It may be argued that ISO 8859-2 is not really suitable for Romanian because of lack of letters s and t with commas below, containing s and t with cedillas instead. These letters were unified in the first versions of the Unicode standard, meaning that the appearance with cedilla or with comma was treated as a glyph choice rather than as separate characters; fonts intended for use with Romanian should, therefore, have characters with comma below at those code points.

ISO/IEC 8859-2
x0x1x2x3x4x5x6x7x8x9xAxBxCxDxExF
0xunused
1x
2xSPexclamation markdouble quote#dollar sign%&'()*+comma -full stop/
3x 0 123456789colon semicolon<=>question mark
4x@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO
5xPQRSTUVWXYZ[\\]^_
6x`abcdefghijklmno
7xpqrstuvwxyz{|}~
8xunused
9x
AxNBSPĄ˘ŁĽŚŠŞŤŹŽŻ
Bxą˛łľśˇšşťź˝žż
CxŔĂĹĆČĘĚĎ
DxĐŃŇŐŘŮŰŢ
Exŕăĺćčęěď
Fxđńňőřůűţ˙

In the table above, 20 is the regular SPACE character, and A0 is the NO-BREAK SPACE. AD is a SOFT HYPHEN, which should not appear at all in compliant web browsers.

Code values 00-1F, 7F, and 80-9F are not assigned to characters by ISO/IEC 8859-2.

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