Several IBM® code pages match the International Standard ISO/IEC 8859. The IBM i operating system supports parts of the ISO Standard with equivalent IBM code pages.
ISO/IEC 8859 consists of the following parts, under the general title Information processing - 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets:
- Part 1: Latin alphabet No. 1, 8859-1
- Part 2: Latin alphabet No. 2, 8859-2
- Part 3: Latin alphabet No. 3, 8859-3
- Part 4: Latin alphabet No. 4, 8835-4
- Part 5: Latin/Cyrillic alphabet, 8859-5
- Part 6: Latin/Arabic alphabet, 8858-6
- Part 7: Latin/Greek alphabet, 8859-7
- Part 8: Latin/Hebrew alphabet, 8859-8
- Part 9: Latin alphabet No. 5, 8859-9
IBM i supports Parts 1, 2, and 9 of the ISO Standard with equivalent IBM code pages. Equivalent IBM code pages have characters that map to the ISO Standard. The equivalent IBM code pages contain all of the characters that are contained in the ISO standard. Equivalent IBM code pages are not identical to the ISO Standard. Some of the characters in the equivalent IBM code pages are at different code points than the same characters in the ISO standard.
IBM i supports Parts 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, and 9 of the ISO Standard with identical IBM code pages. Identical IBM code pages are the same as the ISO standard.
You can find a list of code pages on the following websites:
ISO standards and IBM EBCDIC code pages
|Equivalent EBCDIC code page||ISO standard|
|00037, 00273, 00277, 00278, 00280, 00284, 00285, 00297, 00500, 00819, 00871||8859-1|
ISO standards and IBM ASCII code pages
|Equivalent ASCII code page||ISO standard|
ISO standards and identical IBM code page
|Identical ASCII code page||ISO standard|
- Hexadecimal value 40 represents the space character on the EBCDIC code pages.
- Hexadecimal value 20 represents the space character on the PC code pages.
- Hexadecimal value FF represents the eight ones (11111111) control character.
- The 8-digit alphanumeric label under each character in the code page chart is the graphic character global identifier (GCGID). The label is used with Sort sequence tables.