Codepage 850


Code page 850 (also known as CP 850, IBM 00850,[1] OEM 850,[2] MS-DOS Latin 1[3]) is a code page used under MS-DOS in Western Europe. It is the code page commonly used by the version of MS-DOS underlying Windows ME. English DOS systems also sometimes use code page 850, although code page 437 is generally the default on those.

Systems largely replaced code page 850 with, firstly, Windows-1252 (often mislabeled as ISO-8859-1), and later with UCS-2, and finally with UTF-16 (the NT line was natively Unicode from the start, but issues of development tool support and compatibility with Windows 9x kept most applications on the 8-bit code pages).

Code page 850 differs from code page 437 in that many of the box drawing characters, Greek letters, and various symbols were replaced with additional Latin letters with diacritics, thus greatly improving support for Western European languages (all characters from ISO 8859-1 are included). At the same time, the changes frequently caused display glitches with programs that made use of the box-drawing characters to display a GUI-like surface in text mode, such as programs using Turbo Pascal.

In 1998, code page 858 was derived from this code page by changing code point 213 (D5hex) from dotless i ‹ı› to the euro sign ‹€›.[4] Despite this, IBM's PC DOS 2000, released in 1998, changed their definition of code page 850 to what they called modified code page 850 now including the euro sign at code point 213 instead of adding support for the new code page 858.[nb 1][5][6]

Code page layout

The following table shows code page 850.[2][7] Each character appears with its equivalent Unicode code-point and its decimal 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 ASCII; but code points 1–31 and 127 (00–1Fhex and 7Fhex) have a different interpretation in some circumstances – see code page 437.

Code page 850
_0 _1 _2 _3 _4 _5 _6 _7 _8 _9 _A _B _C _D _E _F
 
8_
 
Ç
00C7
128
ü
00FC
129
é
00E9
130
â
00E2
131
ä
00E4
132
à
00E0
133
å
00E5
134
ç
00E7
135
ê
00EA
136
ë
00EB
137
è
00E8
138
ï
00EF
139
î
00EE
140
ì
00EC
141
Ä
00C4
142
Å
00C5
143
 
9_
 
É
00C9
144
æ
00E6
145
Æ
00C6
146
ô
00F4
147
ö
00F6
148
ò
00F2
149
û
00FB
150
ù
00F9
151
ÿ
00FF
152
Ö
00D6
153
Ü
00DC
154
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|ø
00F8
155
£
00A3
156
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Ø
00D8
157
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|×
00D7
158
ƒ
0192
159
 
A_
 
á
00E1
160
í
00ED
161
ó
00F3
162
ú
00FA
163
ñ
00F1
164
Ñ
00D1
165
ª
00AA
166
º
00BA
167
¿
00BF
168
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|®
00AE
169
¬
00AC
170
½
00BD
171
¼
00BC
172
¡
00A1
173
«
00AB
174
»
00BB
175
 
B_
 

2591
176

2592
177

2593
178

2502
179

2524
180
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Á
00C1
181
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Â
00C2
182
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|À
00C0
183
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|©
00A9
184

2563
185

2551
186

2557
187

255D
188
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|¢
00A2
189
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|¥
00A5
190

2510
191
 
C_
 

2514
192

2534
193

252C
194

251C
195

2500
196

253C
197
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|ã
00E3
198
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Ã
00C3
199

255A
200

2554
201

2569
202

2566
203

2560
204

2550
205

256C
206
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|¤
00A4
207
 
D_
 
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|ð
00F0
208
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Ð
00D0
209
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Ê
00CA
210
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Ë
00CB
211
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|È
00C8
212
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|ı
0131
213
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Í
00CD
214
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Î
00CE
215
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Ï
00CF
216

2518
217

250C
218

2588
219

2584
220
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|¦
00A6
221
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Ì
00CC
222

2580
223
 
E_
 
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Ó
00D3
224
ß
00DF
225
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Ô
00D4
226
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Ò
00D2
227
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|õ
00F5
228
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Õ
00D5
229
µ
00B5
230
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|þ
00FE
231
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Þ
00DE
232
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Ú
00DA
233
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Û
00DB
234
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Ù
00D9
235
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|ý
00FD
236
Template:Chset-color-intl-var|Ý
00DD
237
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|¯
00AF
238
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|´
00B4
239
 
F_
 
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|SHY
00AD
240
±
00B1
241
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|
2017
242
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|¾
00BE
243
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|
00B6
244
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|§
00A7
245
÷
00F7
246
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|¸
00B8
247
°
00B0
248
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|¨
00A8
249
·
00B7
250
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|¹
00B9
251
Template:Chset-color-ext-punct-var|³
00B3
252
²
00B2
253

25A0
254
NBSP
00A0
255
_0 _1 _2 _3 _4 _5 _6 _7 _8 _9 _A _B _C _D _E _F

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