Don's Home Technology Character Sets Extended Char by OS Contact
Code to Character Map
The standard ANSI or ASCII characters (decimal code 1-127) should appear the same in all Operating Systems (OSs). The extended characters (decimal 128-255) represented with raw binary codes may appear differently from OS to OS when viewed in a text editor, browser or other program. Most HTML pages use character or entity reference codes (e.g. '¢' for '¢') so they will display correctly in a browser regardles of the OS.
(See also: Character to Code Map)
You will need IE 4 (or greater) or Netscape 5 (or greater) to see some of the characters
CodeANSI* Bin
Char
Display
DecHexNameCharMacWin †DOSUNIX
12880EuroÄÄÇ
12981unused ÅÅü
13082baseline single quoteÇÇé
13183florinƒÉÉâ
13284baseline double quoteÑÑä
13385ellipsisÖÖà
13486dagger (single)ÜÜå
13587dagger (double)ááç
13688circumflexˆààê
13789per milââë
1388AS caronŠääè
1398Bleft single guillemetããï
1408COE ligatureŒååî
1418Dunused çç
1428EZ caronŽéé
1438Funused èè
14490unused êê
14591open single quoteëë
14692close single quoteíí
14793open double quoteìì
14894close double quoteîî
14995bullet (large)ïï
15096en dashññ
15197em dashóó
15298tilde˜òò
15399unregistered
trademark
ôô
1549As caronšöö
1559Bright single guillemetõõ
1569Coe ligatureœúú
1579Dunused ùù
1589Ez caronžûû
1599FY diaeresisŸüü
DecHexNameANSIBinMacWinDOSUNIX
160A0non-breaking space Ýá
161A1Spanish inverted !¡°°í¡
162A2cents¢¢¢ó¢
163A3pounds£££ú£
164A4intl. monetary symbol¤§§ñ
165A5yen¥Ñ¥
166A6broken bar¦ª
167A7section symbol§ßߺ§
168A8diaeresis¨®®¿¨
169A9copyright©©©©
170AAfeminine ordinalª ¬ª
171ABleft double guillemet«´´½«
172ACnot¬¨¨¼¬
173ADsoft hyphen-¡
174AEregistered trademark®ÆÆ«®
175AFmacron¯ØØ»¯
176B0ring (also degrees)°ƒ°
177B1plus±±±±
178B2superscript 2²¾
179B3superscript 3³
180B4acute´¥¥´
181B5micro symbol (or mu)µµµµ
182B6pilcrow
(paragraph symbol)
 
183B7bullet (small)·Σ·
184B8cedilla¸Π½¸
185B9superscript 1¹π¼¹
186BAmasculine ordinalºº
187BBright double guillemet»ªª»
188BCone-fourth¼°°
189BDone-half½Ω
190BEthree-fourths¾ææ
191BFSpanish inverted ?¿øø
DecHexNameANSIBinMacWinDOS
192C0A graveÀ¿¿
193C1A acuteÁ¡¡
194C2A circumflex¬¬
195C3A tildeÈ
196C4A diaeresisăŸ
197C5A ringÅ
198C6AE ligatureÆΔ 
199C7C cedillaÇ««
200C8E graveÈ»»
201C9E acuteÉŠ
202CAE circumflexÊ  
203CBE diaeresisËÀÀ
204CCI graveÌÃÃ
205CDI acuteÍÕÕ
206CEI circumflexΌ
207CFI diaeresisÏœ¦
208D0Icelandic EthР
209D1N tildeÑ
210D2O graveÒ³
211D3O acuteÓ²
212D4O circumflexԌ
213D5O tildeÕ¹
214D6O diaeresisÖ÷÷
215D7multiply symbol××
216D8O with oblique strokeØÿÿ
217D9U graveÙŸ 
218DAU acuteÚ/ 
219DBU circumflexÛ¤
220DCU diaeresisÜÐ
221DDY acuteÝð
222DEIcelandic ThornÞÞ
223DFGerman sharp sßþ
DecHexNameANSIBinMacWinDOS
224E0a graveàýα
225E1a acuteá··β
226E2a circumflexâΓ
227E3a tildeãΠ
228E4a diaeresisäΣ
229E5a ringåÂÂσ
230E6ae ligatureæÊÊ
231E7c cedillaçÁÁ
232E8e graveèËË
233E9e acuteéÈÈ
234EAe circumflexêÍÍ
235EBe diaeresisëÎÎ
236ECi graveìÏÏ
237EDi acuteíÌÌ
238EEi circumflexîÓÓ
239EFi diaeresisïÔÔ
240F0Icelandic ethð
241F1n tildeñÒÒ
242F2o graveòÚÚ
243F3o acuteóÛÛ
244F4o circumflexôÙÙ
245F5o tildeõ
246F6o diaeresisöˆ
247F7divide symbol÷˜
248F8o with oblique strokeø¯¯
249F9u graveù˜
250FAu acuteú
251FBu circumflexûš
252FCu diaeresisü¸¸
253FDy acuteý
254FEIcelandic thornþœ
255FFy diaeresisÿ 
This table represents the most common character mappings by OS. It was tested on Windows 98 and Mac OS 9 and OS X. Appearance may vary depending on your settings and the application. For example with Internet Explorer the binary characters display as the ANSI characters on a Macintosh with OS9 while they displayed as the native OS defaults for Win98 and Mac OS X.

The header for this page specifies <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> so I don't know why IE doesn't always display ANSI values.

* The ANSI characters are generated with HTML character reference coding (&#xxx;) where xxx is the decimal code while the binary code contains the actual 8-bit character which will display differently depending on your OS and application software.

† Windows 98 sometimes displays the ANSI characters and sometimes the characters listed in the Win column. I haven't figured out what causes them to change, but it must be a system setting because word processors usually use the same character map as browsers.

See also: Entity Reference codes.
Character Maps for different fonts.
8-bit printable characters (32-255).

last updated 8 Mar 2001