ISO/IEC 8859-4

ISO 8859-4, more specifically ISO / IEC 8859-4, also known as Latin -4, is a recently updated in 1998 by the ISO standard for information technology to character encoding with eight bits and the fourth 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 8859-4 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 8859-4 no characters. The defined by IANA as ISO -8859 -4 ( 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 8859-4 attempts to cover all the special characters of the Northern European languages, including

  • Estonian,
  • Latvian,
  • Lithuanian and
  • Greenlandic and
  • Sami.


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.