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code pageA table that describes a character set for a particular speaking language. It is used by the operating system to display and print a language properly. The code page defines 256 characters based on the 256 possible combinations in a single byte. For most code pages, the first 128 characters conform to the ASCII standard.
Following are commonly used code pages. The DOS code pages are still used in a DOS window in Windows. See ASCII and Unicode.
ANSI/WINDOWS AND ISO CODE PAGES(ISO and ANSI/Windows are not identical.) ANSI/ Language Name Windows ISO WESTERN EUROPE: English Spanish French German Italian Portuguese Danish Dutch Finnish Norwegian Swedish Basque Catalan Latin 1 1252 8859-1 CENTRAL/EASTERN EUROPE: Polish Hungarian Croatian Czech Albanian Romanian Slovak Slovene Latin 2 1250 8859-2 Arabic Arabic 1256 8859-6 Greek Greek 1253 8859-7 Hebrew Hebrew 1255 8859-8 Latvian Lithuanian Baltic 1257 8859-13 Russian Cyrillic 1251 8859-5 Thai Thai 874 8859-11 Turkish Turkish 1254 8859-9 Vietnamese Vietnamese 1258 8859-1 DOS CODE PAGES/OEM CODE PAGES (Three prefixes are used for DOS code pages; for example: code page 858 is CP 858, IBM 858 or OEM 858) Language Name Code Page # Western Europe 1st PC 437 Western Europe Latin 1 850 Western Europe with Euro Multilingual 858 Central/ Eastern Europe Latin 2 852 French Canadian French Canadian 863 Greek Greek 737 Icelandic Icelandic 861 Portuguese Portuguese 860 Russian Cyrillic 855 Turkish Turkish 857 Danish Finnish Norwegian Swedish Nordic 865