PostScript Standard Encoding

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The PostScript Standard Encoding (often spelled StandardEncoding, aliased as PostScript[1]) is one of the character sets (or encoding vectors) used by Adobe Systems' PostScript (PS) since 1984 (1982).[2] In 1995, IBM assigned code page 1276 (CCSID 1276) to this character set.[3][4] NeXT based the character set for its NeXTSTEP and OPENSTEP operating systems on this one.

Character set[edit]

The following table shows the PostScript Standard Encoding. Each character is shown with a potential Unicode equivalent. Codepoints 00hex (0) to 7Fhex (127) are nearly identical to ASCII. (The characters at positions 27hex and 60hex reflect an earlier interpretation of the visual appearance of those ASCII characters than the interpretation that was formalized in Unicode; see Quotation mark § Typewriters and early computers.) The upper half of the table contains punctuation and typographic characters, currency symbols, ligatured letters, a selection of modified base letters used in European languages, and a selection of diacritic marks to be used in composing accented letters.

PostScript Standard Encoding[5][6][7][8][2][9][1][10][11]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
0x NUL SOH STX ETX EOT ENQ ACK BEL  BS   HT   LF   VT   FF   CR   SO   SI  
1x DLE DC1 DC2 DC3 DC4 NAK SYN ETB CAN  EM  SUB ESC  FS   GS   RS   US 
2x  SP  ! " # $ % & ( ) * + , - . /
3x 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ?
4x @ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O
5x P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ \ ] ^ _
6x a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o
7x p q r s t u v w x y z { | } ~ DEL
8x
9x
Ax ¡ ¢ £ ¥ ƒ § ¤ ' «
Bx · » ¿
Cx ˋ ´ ˆ ˜ ˉ ˘ ˙ ¨ ˚ ¸ ˝ ˛ ˇ
Dx
Ex Æ ª Ł Ø Œ º
Fx æ ı ł ø œ ß

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Czyborra, Roman (1998-06-27). "Codepage & Co". AdobeStandardEncoding. Archived from the original on 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2016-12-06. [1] [2]
  2. ^ a b Adobe Systems Incorporated (February 1999) [1985]. PostScript Language Reference Manual (PDF) (1st printing, 3rd ed.). Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. ISBN 0-201-37922-8. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-02-18. (NB. This book is informally called "red book" due to its red cover.)
  3. ^ "Code page 1276 information document". Archived from the original on 2017-02-18.
  4. ^ "CCSID 1276 information document". Archived from the original on 2016-03-27.
  5. ^ Code Page CPGID 01276 (pdf) (PDF), IBM
  6. ^ Code Page CPGID 01276 (txt), IBM
  7. ^ International Components for Unicode (ICU), ibm-1276_P100-1995.ucm, 2002-12-03
  8. ^ "Adobe Standard Encoding to Unicode". 1.0. Unicode, Inc. 2011-07-12 [1995-05-05]. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  9. ^ Adobe Systems Incorporated (1990) [1985]. PostScript Language Reference Manual (2nd ed.). Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. (NB. This edition also contains a description of Display PostScript, which is no longer discussed in the third edition.)
  10. ^ Sicherman, George (2011). "PostScript Standard Encoding". Archived from the original on 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-02-18.
  11. ^ Kostis, Kosta (2000). "Adobe StandardEncoding Encoding Vector". 1.20. Archived from the original on 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-02-18.