ISO/IEC 8859-3

ISO 8859-3, more specifically ISO / IEC 8859-3 also known as Latin -3 or South European, is a recently updated in 1999 by the ISO standard for information technology to character encoding with eight bits and the third part of the family of standards ISO / IEC 8859th

The encodable with seven -bit US-ASCII characters correspond with leading zero bits. In addition to the 95 displayable ASCII characters (2016 - 7E16 ) codes ISO 8859-3 96 more ( A016 - FF16 ), for a total of 191 theoretically possible 256 ( = 28). Positions 0016- 1F16 and 7F16, 9F16 are assigned in ISO / IEC 8859, and thus the ISO / IEC 8859-3 no characters. The defined by IANA as ISO -8859 -3 ( with hyphen) means the combination of the characters of this standard with control characters can not be represented in accordance with ISO / IEC 6429th

ISO 8859-3 attempts to cover all the special characters of the Southern European languages, including

For ISO 8859-9 Turkish is usually the better choice, while ISO 8859-16 especially when combining different languages ​​has advantages.


SP (space) at position 2016 is the space, NBSP ( no-break space, even non-breaking space ) to position A016 is the protected space and SHY ( soft hyphen ) at position AD16 is the conditional hyphen that normally only at the end of the line is visible.

The positions A516, AE16, BE16, C316, D016, E316 and F016 are not used.