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iso8859-7, ISO8859-7 - A character encoding system (codeset) for Greek  


The left hand part of the ISO 8859-7 code table includes the same characters as defined in the ASCII codeset (refer to ascii(5)). The following characters occupy the right hand part of the ISO 8859-7 code table:

 A4 This position shall not be used
 A5 This position shall not be used
 A8 DIAERESIS (Dialytika)
 AA This position shall not be used
 AE This position shall not be used
 AF HORIZONTAL BAR (Parenthetiki pavia)

 B4 ACCENT (Thonos)
 B5 DIAERESIS AND ACCENT (Dialytika and Tonos)
 B7 MIDDLE DOT (Ano Teleia)


 D2 This position shall not be used


 FF This position shall not be used


Character Set Designation

The graphic characters of of ISO 8859-7 constitute a single coded character set. However, when this character set is implemented together with other coding standards, such as ISO 2022 or ISO 4873, the code table of this part of ISO 8859-7 is considered to be the following components: The character SPACE, represented by the bit combination 20(hex) A 94-character G0 graphic character set, represented by the bit combinations 21 to 7E(hex) A 96-character G1 graphic character set, represented by the bit combinations A0 to FF(hex)

For information on the G0 and G1 character set designations, refer to iso2022(5).

When required by other coding standards, for example ISO 2022 or ISO 4873, the following pair of escape sequences are used to designate the G0 and the G1 sets, respectively:

ESC 28 42 or ESC ( B ESC 2D 41 or ESC - F

According to ISO 2022, the character SPACE does not require designation.

Font Support for ISO 8859-7

For 75dpi and 100dpi (dot-per-inch) display devices, the operating system provides the following ISO 8859-7 DECwindows fonts: Arial font family

-monotype-arial-bold-r-normal-*-*-75-75-p-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-arial-bold-i-normal-*-*-75-75-p-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-arial-regular-i-normal-*-*-75-75-p-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-arial-regular-r-normal-*-*-75-75-p-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-arial-bold-r-normal--*-*-100-100-p-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-arial-bold-i-normal--*-*-100-100-p-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-arial-regular-i-normal--*-*-100-100-p-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-arial-regular-r-normal--*-*-100-100-p-*-iso8859-7 Courier font family
-monotype-courier-bold-r-normal-*-*-75-75-m-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-courier-bold-i-normal-*-*-75-75-m-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-courier-regular-i-normal-*-*-75-75-m-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-courier-regular-r-normal-*-*-75-75-m-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-courier-bold-r-normal--*-*-100-100-m-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-courier-bold-i-normal--*-*-100-100-m-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-courier-regular-i-normal--*-*-100-100-m-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-courier-regular-r-normal--*-*-100-100-m-*-iso8859-7 Terminal font family
-dec-terminal-medium-r-normal-*-*-75-75-c-*-iso8859-7 -dec-terminal-bold-r-normal-*-*-75-75-c-*-iso8859-7 -dec-terminal-medium-r-double wide-*-*-75-75-c-*-iso8859-7 -dec-terminal-bold-r-double wide-*-*-75-75-c-*-iso8859-7 -dec-terminal-medium-r-narrow-*-*-75-75-c-*-iso8859-7 -dec-terminal-bold-r-narrow-*-*-75-75-c-*-iso8859-7 -dec-terminal-medium-r-wide-*-*-75-75-c-*-iso8859-7 -dec-terminal-bold-r-wide-*-*-75-75-c-*-iso8859-7 -dec-terminal-medium-r-normal--*-*-100-100-c-*-iso8859-7 -dec-terminal-bold-r-normal--*-*-100-100-c-*-iso8859-7 -dec-terminal-medium-r-double wide--*-*-100-100-c-*-iso8859-7 -dec-terminal-bold-r-double wide--*-*-100-100-c-*-iso8859-7 -dec-terminal-medium-r-narrow--*-*-100-100-c-*-iso8859-7 -dec-terminal-bold-r-narrow--*-*-100-100-c-*-iso8859-7 -dec-terminal-medium-r-wide--*-*-100-100-c-*-iso8859-7 -dec-terminal-bold-r-wide--*-*-100-100-c-*-iso8859-7 Times New Roman font family
-monotype-times new roman-bold-r-normal-*-*-75-75-p-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-times new roman-bold-i-normal-*-*-75-75-p-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-times new roman-regular-i-normal-*-*-75-75-p-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-times new roman-regular-r-normal-*-*-75-75-p-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-times new roman-bold-r-normal--*-*-100-100-p-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-times new roman-bold-i-normal--*-*-100-100-p-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-times new roman-regular-i-normal--*-*-100-100-p-*-iso8859-7 -monotype-times new roman-regular-r-normal--*-*-100-100-p-*-iso8859-7

For PostScript printers, the operating system provides the following ISO 8859-7 fonts: Arial fonts

Arial-Bold-ISOLatinGreek Arial-BoldInclined-ISOLatinGreek Arial-Inclined-ISOLatinGreek Arial-ISOLatinGreek Courier fonts
Courier-Bold-ISOLatinGreek Courier-BoldInclined-ISOLatinGreek Courier-Inclined-ISOLatinGreek Courier-ISOLatinGreek Times New Roman fonts
TimesNewRoman-Bold-ISOLatinGreek TimesNewRoman-BoldInclined-ISOLatinGreek TimesNewRoman-Inclined-ISOLatinGreek TimesNewRoman-ISOLatinGreek

For general information on printing non-English text, refer to i18n_printing(5).


Commands: locale(1)

Others: ascii(5), Greek(5), i18n_intro(5), i18n_printing(5), iconv_intro(5), iso2022(5), l10n_intro(5)



Character Set Designation
Font Support for ISO 8859-7

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