Code page 852

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OEM 852 (DOS-Latin 2)
Language(s)Gaj's Latin alphabet (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian), Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian
ClassificationOEM code page, extended ASCII
Based onOEM 850 (DOS-Latin 1), OEM 437 (OEM-US)
Transforms / EncodesISO/IEC 8859-2 (reordered)

Code page 852 (also known as CP 852, IBM 00852,[1] OEM 852 (Latin II),[2][3] MS-DOS Latin 2[4]) is a code page used under DOS to write Central European languages that use Latin script (such as Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak or Slovene).

Note that code page 852 (DOS Latin 2) is very different from ISO/IEC 8859-2 (ISO Latin-2), although both are informally referred to as "Latin-2" in different language regions.[5] However, all printable characters from ISO 8859-2 are included, in a different arrangement which preserves a subset of the box drawing characters of the original DOS code page 437, while sacrificing others (those combining both single and double lining) in order to include more letters with diacritics. This is the same approach taken by code page 850, the equivalent for ISO 8859-1.

This reduced box-drawing support caused display glitches in DOS applications that made use of the box drawing characters to display a GUI-like surface in text mode (e.g. Norton Commander). Several local, more language-specific encodings were invented to avoid the problem, for example the Kamenický encoding for Czech and Slovak[6] or the Mazovia encoding for Polish.

Character set[edit]

The following table shows code page 852.[2][7] Each character is shown with its equivalent Unicode code point. Only the second half of the table (128–255) is shown, the first half (0–127) being the same as code page 437. Points different from both code page 437 and code page 850 are shaded, while differences from code page 437 which match code page 850 are shown boxed.

Code page 852
_0 _1 _2 _3 _4 _5 _6 _7 _8 _9 _A _B _C _D _E _F
8_
128
Ç
00C7
ü
00FC
é
00E9
â
00E2
ä
00E4
ů
016F
ć
0107
ç
00E7
ł
0142
ë
00EB
Ő
0150
ő
0151
î
00EE
Ź
0179
Ä
00C4
Ć
0106
9_
144
É
00C9
Ĺ
0139
ĺ
013A
ô
00F4
ö
00F6
Ľ
013D
ľ
013E
Ś
015A
ś
015B
Ö
00D6
Ü
00DC
Ť
0164
ť
0165
Ł
0141
×
00D7
č
010D
A_
160
á
00E1
í
00ED
ó
00F3
ú
00FA
Ą
0104
ą
0105
Ž
017D
ž
017E
Ę
0118
ę
0119
¬
00AC
ź
017A
Č
010C
ş
015F
«
00AB
»
00BB
B_
176

2591

2592

2593

2502

2524
Á
00C1
Â
00C2
Ě
011A
Ş
015E

2563

2551

2557

255D
Ż
017B
ż
017C

2510
C_
192

2514

2534

252C

251C

2500

253C
Ă
0102
ă
0103

255A

2554

2569

2566

2560

2550

256C
¤
00A4
D_
208
đ
0111
Đ
0110
Ď
010E
Ë
00CB
ď
010F
Ň
0147
Í
00CD
Î
00CE
ě
011B

2518

250C

2588

2584
Ţ
0162
Ů
016E

2580
E_
224
Ó
00D3
ß
00DF
Ô
00D4
Ń
0143
ń
0144
ň
0148
Š
0160
š
0161
Ŕ
0154
Ú
00DA
ŕ
0155
Ű
0170
ý
00FD
Ý
00DD
ţ
0163
´
00B4
F_
240
SHY
00AD
˝
02DD
˛
02DB
ˇ
02C7
˘
02D8
§
00A7
÷
00F7
¸
00B8
°
00B0
¨
00A8
˙
02D9
ű
0171
Ř
0158
ř
0159

25A0
NBSP
00A0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Code Page CPGID 00852" (PDF). IBM. Retrieved 11 Nov 2011.
  2. ^ a b "OEM 852". Go Global Developer Center. Microsoft. Retrieved 11 Nov 2011.
  3. ^ "Code Pages Supported by Windows: OEM Code Pages". Go Global Developer Center. Microsoft. Archived from the original on 2 November 2011. Retrieved 11 Oct 2011.
  4. ^ "Code Page 852 DOS Latin 2". Developing International Software. Microsoft. Retrieved 11 Nov 2011.
  5. ^ The Czech and Slovak Character Encoding Mess Explained / PC Latin 2
  6. ^ The Czech and Slovak Character Encoding Mess Explained / Kamenicky
  7. ^ "cp852_DOSLatin2 to Unicode table" (TXT). The Unicode Consortium. Retrieved 11 Nov 2011.