ISO-646-YU Character Encoding Standard

South Slavic Characters
Unicode: ISO-10646 Latin 2: ISO-8859-2 Microsoft Latin II: MS-CP1250
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South Slavic special characters

                             ISO-646-YU (YUSCII, CROSCII, SLOSCII)
Character Name                   RFC-1345     oct dec hex us-ascii
LATIN SMALL   LETTER c WITH ACUTE   c'        175 125 7D    }
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER C WITH ACUTE   C'        135  93 5D    ]
LATIN SMALL   LETTER c WITH CARON   c<        176 126 7E    ~
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER C WITH CARON   C<        136  94 5E    ^
LATIN SMALL   LETTER d WITH STROKE  d/        174 124 7C    |
LATIN SMALL   LETTER s WITH CARON   s<        173 123 7B    {
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER S WITH CARON   S<        133  91 5B    [
LATIN SMALL   LETTER z WITH CARON   z<        140  96 60    `
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z WITH CARON   Z<        100  64 40    @

ISO-646-YU used to be (and still partly is) a very well known and heavily used standard on the Balkans. Attention: This standard uses ASCII coding points under 127(dec) for special South Slavic characters. In this way, it corrupts the used coding points. This standard is not at all suitable for world wide document distribution, since one needs a compatible font and has no possibility of concurently displaying corrupted coding points.

If you happen to see the upper test column ("us-ascii") as South Slavic characters, you luckily happen to have a very special browser-font configuration. Please do not forget that there are good chances that people around the world are mostly going to see brackets instead. This standard is not to be used in HTML-documents! The existing HTML-documents that use this standard should be revised.

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Created: 1998-02-13 Modified: 2000-11-13