What is the main difference between ISO-8859-1 and ASCII?

February 3, 2020 Off By idswater

What is the main difference between ISO-8859-1 and ASCII?

ISO 8859 is an eight-bit extension to ASCII developed by ISO (the International Organization for Standardization). ISO 8859 includes the 128 ASCII characters along with an additional 128 characters, such as the British pound symbol and the American cent symbol.

What is the difference between ISO-8859-1 and UTF-8?

UTF-8 is a multibyte encoding that can represent any Unicode character. ISO 8859-1 is a single-byte encoding that can represent the first 256 Unicode characters. Both encode ASCII exactly the same way.

Is ISO-8859-1 A subset of Unicode?

ISO-8859-1 contains a subset of UTF-8 Unicode, which substantially overlaps with ASCII. All ASCII is UTF-8 Unicode. All the ISO 8859-1 (ISO Latin 1) characters below codes 7f hex are ASCII compatible and UTF-8 compatible in one byte. All UTF-8 single-byte character are contained in ASCII.

What is ISO 8859 character set?

Latin-1, also called ISO-8859-1, is an 8-bit character set endorsed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and represents the alphabets of Western European languages.

Is ISO 8859 1 still used?

ISO 8859-1 encodes what it refers to as “Latin alphabet no. 1”, consisting of 191 characters from the Latin script. This character-encoding scheme is used throughout the Americas, Western Europe, Oceania, and much of Africa.

What is the ISO 8859-1 code page?

ISO-8859-1 code page. ISO-8859-1 (Western Europe) is a 8-bit single-byte coded character set. Also known as ISO Latin 1. The first 128 characters are identical to UTF-8 (and UTF-16). This code page has control characters in the 0000-001F and 007F-00A0 range, some are widely used: LF: Line feed.

How to convert ISO 8859-1 / latin1 to UTF-8?

For non-unicode strings (i.e. those without u prefix like u’\pple’ ), one must decode from the native encoding ( iso8859-1 / latin1, unless modified with the enigmatic sys.setdefaultencoding function) to unicode, then encode to a character set that can display the characters you wish, in this case I’d recommend UTF-8.

What are the 256 characters in ISO 8859?

ISO-8859-1 code page. ISO-8859-1 (Western Europe) is a 8-bit single-byte coded character set. Also known as ISO Latin 1. The 256 characters are identical to the first 256 characters of UTF-8 (and UTF-16). This code page has control characters in the 0000-001F and 007F-00A0 range, some are widely used: LF: Line feed. CR: Carriage Return.

How to decode ISO-8859-1 characters in Python?

I have this string that has been decoded from Quoted-printable to ISO-8859-1 with the email module. This gives me strings like “\pple” which would correspond to “Äpple” (Apple in Swedish).