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Code page 856

Code page 856 (also known as CP 856 and IBM 00856[1]), is a code page used under DOS for Hebrew.

Like ISO 8859-8, it encodes only letters, not vowel-points or cantillation marks. As non-localized issues of DOS (except for Hebrew MS-DOS a.k.a. HDOS) had no inherent bidirectionality support, Hebrew text encoded using code page 856 was usually stored in visual order;[citation needed] nevertheless, a few DOS applications, notably a word processor named EinsteinWriter, stored Hebrew in logical order.

Character set

The following table shows code page 856. Each character is shown with its equivalent Unicode 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 code page 437.

Code points 9F, A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, and ADhex were undefined until 1998 when the new sheqel sign, direction controls, and the euro sign were assigned to them.[1]

Code page 856[1][2]
_0 _1 _2 _3 _4 _5 _6 _7 _8 _9 _A _B _C _D _E _F
8_
128
א
05D0
ב
05D1
ג
05D2
ד
05D3
ה
05D4
ו
05D5
ז
05D6
ח
05D7
ט
05D8
י
05D9
ך
05DA
כ
05DB
ל
05DC
ם
05DD
מ
05DE
ן
05DF
9_
144
נ
05E0
ס
05E1
ע
05E2
ף
05E3
פ
05E4
ץ
05E5
צ
05E6
ק
05E7
ר
05E8
ש
05E9
ת
05EA

 
£
00A3

 
×
00D7

20AA
A_
160
LRM
200E
RLM
200F
LRE
202A
RLE
202B
LRO
202D
RLO
202E
PDF
202C

 

 
®
00AE
¬
00AC
½
00BD
¼
00BC

20AC
«
00AB
»
00BB
B_
176

2591

2592

2593

2502

2524

 

 

 
©
00A9

2563

2551

2557

255D
¢
00A2
¥
00A5

2510
C_
192

2514

2534

252C

251C

2500

253C

 

 

255A

2554

2569

2566

2560

2550

256C
¤
00A4
D_
208

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2518

250C

2588

 
¦
00A6

2590

2580
E_
224

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
¯
00AF
´
00B4
F_
240
SHY
00AD
±
00B1

2017
¾
00BE

00B6
§
00A7
÷
00F7
¸
00B8
°
00B0
¨
00A8

2022
¹
00B9
³
00B3
²
00B2

25A0
NBSP
00A0

References

  1. ^ a b c "00856". Code pages by CPGID. IBM. Retrieved 2011-11-13.
  2. ^ Whistler, Ken (1999-07-27). "cp856_Hebrew_PC to Unicode table". Unicode, Inc. Retrieved 2016-12-11.