The ISO Latin 1 character repertoire – a description with usage notes, section 2 Detailed information on characters:

Detailed descriptions of the characters

Legend: The entries consist of

  1. A (large) glyph for the character. The appearance naturally depends on the font used by your browser.
  2. The name of the character, as defined in the ISO 8859-1 standard itself. In some cases, the Unicode name is given too, in parentheses. Not all name differences between ISO 8859-1 and Unicode standards are given; see notes on character names used in this document. Quite often various jargon names as used for the characters, especially for those in the "lower half" (ASCII range); see entry ASCII in The Jargon Lexicon.
  3. The U+nnnn notation for the character. Here that notation also acts as a link to an entry in Indrek Hein's online character database (which has its own legend). Note that from this notation you can see code position in hexadecimal.
  4. A numeric character reference for use in the HTML language. (For "symbolic" entity references, like © for the copyright sign, see Table of Character Entities for ISO Latin-1.) This also gives the code position in decimal (normal base 10 notation), which is needed e.g. if you use "Alt-0nnn" for typing characters on Windows.
  5. The code position in octal. This is needed e.g. if you use "C-Q-nnn" for typing characters in Emacs
  6. A link to this legend.

Originally created 2000-03-31. Structurally changed 2018-10-16. Minor modifications 2018-12-15.
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