ISO 8859

ISO 8859

(standard, character)
("ISO Latin 1") One of ISO's 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets for European languages.

Part 1 (full name: "ISO 8859-1:1987 Information processing -- 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets -- Part 1: Latin alphabet No. 1") is a common extension of, and replacement for, ASCII.

Roman Czyborra's page.

ISO catalogue.
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Actually, Latin-1 is one of 10 character sets, all 8-bit, defined by ISO 8859; others target eastern European languages, Turkish, Hebrew, Greek, Icelandic, and Celtic.
Likewise, 8-bit ISO 8859 character sets are adequate for displaying most of the world's writing systems.
* The ISO 8859 Alphabet Soup -- good explanation by Roman Czyborra