Listing of characters by their numerical code values
In the chart below the names assigned to the different characters are shown. The chart is arranged in Numerical Order. You may see the character names assigned to each code in four different encodings.
1. Codes 32-127 are fully compatible except for 96 where the Glyph is named differently on the Mac.
2. Codes 0-31 are encoding dependent and will be supported only under Windows9X and Macintosh. They represent control codes in ASCII and will not be rendered at all on ISO-LATIN-8859 based text.
3. The same observation applies to the range 128-159 though some characters of ISO-8859-1 set are defined in the range.
4. A font for Indian language scripts may be designed to locate the glyphs according to the ISO-8859-1 encoding. The same font may be used under Win95, Linux and Post Script with the Glyph arrangement untouched. We can use the same arrangement on a Mac if we declare the encoding to be Custom.
5. It is known that on a
Mac, the browsers do not render as many as 13 glyphs of the ISO-8859-1
set. What this means is that an ISO-8859-1 encoded font with these glyphs
removed will most likely be rendered properly on all the basic platforms,
though this would mean working with only about 175 Glyphs. It is possible
to display an acceptable set of Aksharas across all the Indian scripts
with this many Glyphs. For printing documents however, one requires a richer
set of Glyphs.