Character Set Tables

The following links are to character set tables in a uniform format, in which each character is included literally, its code shown in four ways (decimal, row/column, octal, hexadecimal), and its name given from the corresponding standard (if any), or else its Unicode name. Each table is an HTML file with an announcer for its character set, so the characters should appear correctly in your Web browser if it supports HTML character-set declarations of the following form:

<META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

If you save a table, you can use it locally (you might want to keep only the part between <pre;> and </pre;>) to test character-set aware software. For example, if you save it on a host, then make a terminal connection (ssh, telnet, dialup, whatever) from your desktop computer to the host, you can see if your character-set definitions are working, and/or if you are using an appropriate font.

Just a few tables to begin with. If you need one that's not here, let me know and I'll add it.

Frank da Cruz, The Kermit Project, Columbia University, March 2003