|mmg1818||Date: Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013, 11:52 AM | Message # 1|
The ISO 8859 Series
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Latin 1 covers most West European languages such as Albanian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Faeroese, Finnish, French, German, Galician, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. The lack of the ligatures Dutch ij, French oe and ,,German`` quotation marks is tolerable.
Latin 2 is used for most Latin-written Slavic and Central European languages: Czech, German, Hungarian, Polish, Rumanian, Croatian, Slovak, Slovene.
Latin 3 is popular with authors of Esperanto, Galician, Maltese, and Turkish.
Latin 4 introduces letters for Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian. It is an incomplete predecessor of Latin 6.
This page is used for Bulgarian, Byelorussian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Ukrainian. This Charset lack of Ukrainian letter GHE WITH UPTURN.
Each Arabic letter occurs in four easily predictable forms: initial, medial, final or separate. To make Arabic text legible you'll need a display engine that combines the appropriate glyphs. The fixed font is not an acceptable rendering.
This is Modern Greek.
And this is Hebrew. Like Arabic it is written from the right to the left.
Latin 5 replaces the rarely needed Icelandic letters in Latin 1 with the Turkish ones.
Latin 6 adds extra Inuit (Greenlandic) and Sami (Lappish) letters that were missing in Latin 4 and Latin 6 to cover the entire Nordic area.