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ISO 8859-8
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ISO 8859-8

ISO 8859-8, more formally cited as ISO/IEC 8859-8 (but not as Latin-8!), is part 8 of ISO/IEC 8859, a standard character encoding defined by ISO.

ISO 8859-8 contains all the Hebrew letters (consonants only, no Hebrew vowel signs).

ISO-8859-8, the character encoding for use with electronic documents such as HTML, exists in two different forms: if just ISO-8859-8 is given the assumed order is visual, meaning that Hebrew, an RTL script, would be written LTR, i.e. backwards. If however ISO-8859-8-i is given, the logical order is used, and Hebrew must be written correctly. As of 2004 the confusion between the two different ISO-8859-8 encodings is still great, and in practice users must still manually choose logical or visual order.

The following table lists the characters in ISO 8859-8.

ISO/IEC 8859-8
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
AxNBSP­
Bx֯
Cxְֱֲֳִֵֶַָֹֺֻּֽ־ֿ
Dx׀ׁׂ׃ׅׄ׆ׇ׈׉׊׋׌׍׎׏
Exאבגדהוזחטיךכלםמן
Fxנסעףפץצקרשת׫׬׭׮ׯ

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 8859-8.