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Iso/iec 8859-6

ISO/IEC 8859-6:1999, Information technology — 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets — Part 6: Latin/Arabic alphabet, is part of the ISO/IEC 8859 series of ASCII-based standard character encodings, first edition published in 1987. It is informally referred to as Latin/Arabic. It was designed to cover languages using the Arabic alphabet (though it does not include the extra letters needed to write most Arabic-script languages other than Arabic itself, such as Persian, Urdu, etc.). Only nominal letters are encoded, no preshaped forms of the letters, so shaping processing is required for display.

ISO-8859-6 is the IANA preferred charset name for this standard when supplemented with the C0 and C1 control codes from ISO/IEC 6429. The text is in logical order, so bidi processing is required for display. Nominally ISO-8859-6 (code page 28596) is for “visual order”, and ISO-8859-6-I (code page 38596) is for logical order. But in practice, and required for HTML and XML documents, ISO-8859-6 also stands for logical order text. There is also ISO-8859-6-E which supposedly requires directionality to be explicitly specified with special control characters; this latter variant is in practice unused.

The range 0x80-0xFF is based on the 7-bit encoding standard ASMO 449.

Codepage layout

ISO/IEC 8859-6
_0 _1 _2 _3 _4 _5 _6 _7 _8 _9 _A _B _C _D _E _F
 
0_
 
 
1_
 
 
2_
 
SP
0020
32
!
0021
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"
0022
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#
0023
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$
0024
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%
0025
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&
0026
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'
0027
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(
0028
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)
0029
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*
002A
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+
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,
002C
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-
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/
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0030
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0031
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0032
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0034
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0039
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B
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0043
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D
0044
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E
0045
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F
0046
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G
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I
0049
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J
004A
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K
004B
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L
004C
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M
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N
004E
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O
004F
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P
0050
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Q
0051
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R
0052
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S
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T
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U
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V
0056
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W
0057
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0059
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Z
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005B
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005C
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]
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^
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0062
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c
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d
0064
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e
0065
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g
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h
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0069
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j
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y
0079
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z
007A
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{
007B
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}
007D
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~
007E
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9_
 
 
A_
 
NBSP
00A0
160
¤
00A4
164
،
060C
172
SHY
00AD
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B_
 
؛
061B
187
؟
061F
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ء
0621
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آ
0622
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أ
0623
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ؤ
0624
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إ
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ئ
0626
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ا
0627
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ب
0628
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ة
0629
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ت
062A
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ث
062B
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ج
062C
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ح
062D
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خ
062E
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د
062F
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ذ
0630
208
ر
0631
209
ز
0632
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س
0633
211
ش
0634
212
ص
0635
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ض
0636
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ط
0637
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ظ
0638
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ع
0639
217
غ
063A
218
 
E_
 
ـ
0640
224
ف
0641
225
ق
0642
226
ك
0643
227
ل
0644
228
م
0645
229
ن
0646
230
ه
0647
231
و
0648
232
ى
0649
233
ي
064A
234
◌ً
064B
235
◌ٌ
064C
236
◌ٍ
064D
237
◌َ
064E
238
◌ُ
064F
239
 
F_
 
◌ِ
0650
240
◌ّ
0651
241
◌ْ
0652
242
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Code values 0xEB–0xF2 are assigned to combining characters.

See also

  • Windows-1256 (Windows Arabic-alphabet codepage, more common in practical use in the 1990s)

External links

  • ISO/IEC 8859-6:1999
  • Standard ECMA-114: 8-Bit Single-Byte Coded Graphic Character Sets - Latin/Arabic Alphabet 2nd edition (December 2000)
  • ISO-IR 127 Right-Hand Part of Latin/Arabic Alphabet (November 30, 1986)


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