What is code page?

Code Page

Code page is another term for character encoding. It consists of a table of values that describes the character set for a particular language. The term code page originated from IBM's EBCDIC-based mainframe systems, but many vendors use this term including Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle Corporation. Vendors often allocate their own code page number to a character encoding, even if it is better known by another name (for example UTF-8 character encoding has code page numbers 1208 at IBM, 65001 at Microsoft, 4110 at SAP).

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Code Page 775 - Code Page Layout
... The following table shows code page 775 ... character is shown with its equivalent Unicode code point and its decimal code point ... Only the second half of the table (code points 128–255) is shown, the first half (code points 0–127) being the same as ASCII although code points 1–31 and 127 (00–1Fhex) have a different interpretation ...
Code Page 1133
... Code page 1133 is a code page created by IBM for representation of Lao script. ...
Code Page 437 - Characters - Standard Code Page
... The following table shows the standard code page 437 ... Code page 437 _0 _1 _2 _3 _4 _5 _6 _7 _8 _9 _A _B _C _D _E _F 0_ 15. 1_ 31. 2_ 32 ! 33 ... of translation to Unicode should note that these codes do not have a unique, single Unicode equivalent and the correct choice depends upon context 0 and 255 (FFhex) both draw a blank ...
Private Code Pages
... character encoding requirements met, private or local code pages were created using Terminate and Stay Resident utilities or by re-programming BIOS EPROMs ... In some cases, unofficial code page numbers were invented (e.g ... diverse character set support became available most of those code pages fell into disuse, with some exceptions such as the Kamenický or KEYBCS2 encoding for the Czech and Slovak alphabets ...
Personal Printer Data Stream - PPDS Levels - Level 2
... the IBM font global identifier to select fonts Select Code page Allows the IBM code page identifier to select the code page or character set Page Presentation Media ...

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