Code page 869

Code page 869 (CP 869, IBM 869, OEM 869) is a code page used under DOS to write Greek language. It is also called DOS Greek 2.[1] It was designed to include all characters from ISO 8859-7.

Code page 869 was not as popular as code page 737.

Character set

The following table shows code page 869. Each character is shown with its equivalent Unicode 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 code page 437.

Code page 869[2]
_0 _1 _2 _3 _4 _5 _6 _7 _8 _9 _A _B _C _D _E _F
8_
128
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ά
0386

20AC[3]
·
00B7
¬
00AC
¦
00A6

2018

2019
Έ
0388

2015
Ή
0389
9_
144
Ί
038A
Ϊ
03AA
Ό
038C
 
 
 
 
Ύ
038E
Ϋ
03AB
©
00A9
Ώ
038F
²
00B2
³
00B3
ά
03AC
£
00A3
έ
03AD
ή
03AE
ί
03AF
A_
160
ϊ
03CA
ΐ
0390
ό
03CC
ύ
03CD
Α
0391
Β
0392
Γ
0393
Δ
0394
Ε
0395
Ζ
0396
Η
0397
½
00BD
Θ
0398
Ι
0399
«
00AB
»
00BB
B_
176

2591

2592

2593

2502

2524
Κ
039A
Λ
039B
Μ
039C
Ν
039D

2563

2551

2557

255D
Ξ
039E
Ο
039F

2510
C_
192

2514

2534

252C

251C

2500

253C
Π
03A0
Ρ
03A1

255A

2554

2569

2566

2560

2550

256C
Σ
03A3
D_
208
Τ
03A4
Υ
03A5
Φ
03A6
Χ
03A7
Ψ
03A8
Ω
03A9
α
03B1
β
03B2
γ
03B3

2518

250C

2588

2584
δ
03B4
ε
03B5

2580
E_
224
ζ
03B6
η
03B7
θ
03B8
ι
03B9
κ
03BA
λ
03BB
μ
03BC
ν
03BD
ξ
03BE
ο
03BF
π
03C0
ρ
03C1
σ
03C3
ς
03C2
τ
03C4
΄
0384
F_
240
SHY
00AD
±
00B1
υ
03C5
φ
03C6
χ
03C7
§
00A7
ψ
03C8
΅
0385
°
00B0
¨
00A8
ω
03C9
ϋ
03CB
ΰ
03B0
ώ
03CE

25A0
NBSP
00A0

References

  1. ^ "Code Page 869 MS-DOS Greek 2". Developing International Software. Microsoft. Retrieved 5 Nov 2011.
  2. ^ "cp869_DOSGreek2 to Unicode table" (TXT). The Unicode Consortium. Retrieved 5 Nov 2011.
  3. ^ "Code Page CPGID 00869" (PDF). REGISTRY: Graphic Character Sets and Code Pages. IBM.
Code page

In computing, a code page is a character encoding and as such it is a specific association of a set of printable characters and control characters with unique numbers.

The term "code page" originated from IBM's EBCDIC-based mainframe systems, but Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle Corporation are among the few vendors which use this term. The majority of vendors identify their own character sets by a name. In the case when there is a plethora of character sets (like in IBM), identifying character sets through a number is a convenient way to distinguish them. Originally, the code page numbers referred to the page numbers in the IBM standard character set manual, a condition which has not held for a long time. Vendors that use a code page system allocate their own code page number to a character encoding, even if it is better known by another name; for example, UTF-8 has been assigned page numbers 1208 at IBM, 65001 at Microsoft, and 4110 at SAP.

Hewlett-Packard uses a similar concept in its HP-UX operating system and its Printer Command Language (PCL) protocol for printers (either for HP printers or not). The terminology, however, is different: What others call a character set, HP calls a symbol set, and what IBM or Microsoft call a code page, HP calls a symbol set code. HP developed a series of symbol sets, each with an associated symbol set code, to encode both its own character sets and other vendors’ character sets.

The multitude of character sets leads many vendors to recommend Unicode.

Code page 737

Code page 737 (also known as CP 737, IBM 00737, OEM 737, MS-DOS Greek) is a code page used under DOS to write the Greek language. It was much more popular than code page 869 although it lacks the letters ΐ and ΰ.

Code page 851

Code page 851 (CP 851, IBM 851, OEM 851) is a code page used under DOS to write Greek language although it lacks the letters Ϊ and Ϋ. It covers the French and German as well. It is also called MS-DOS Greek 1.It has been superseded by Code page 869.

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