CWI-2

CWI-2[1] (a.k.a. CWI, cp-hu,[1][2] HUCWI, or HU8CWI2[3]) is a Hungarian code page frequently used in the 1980s and early 1990s. If this code page is erroneously interpreted as code page 437, it will still be fairly readable (e.g. Á in place of Å).

Character set[edit]

The following table shows "CWI-2". Each character is shown with its equivalent Unicode code point. Only the second half is shown, codes less than 128 are identical to code page 437, and differences from code page 437 are shown boxed.

CWI-2
_0 _1 _2 _3 _4 _5 _6 _7 _8 _9 _A _B _C _D _E _F
8_
128
Ç
00C7
ü
00FC
é
00E9
â
00E2
ä
00E4
à
00E0
å
00E5
ç
00E7
ê
00EA
ë
00EB
è
00E8
ï
00EF
î
00EE
Í
00CD
Ä
00C4
Á
00C1
9_
144
É
00C9
æ
00E6
Æ
00C6
ő
0151
ö
00F6
Ó
00D3
ű
0171
Ú
00DA
Ű
0170
Ö
00D6
Ü
00DC
¢
00A2
£
00A3
¥
00A5

20A7
ƒ
0192
A_
160
á
00E1
í
00ED
ó
00F3
ú
00FA
ñ
00F1
Ñ
00D1
ª
00AA
Ő
0150
¿
00BF

2310
¬
00AC
½
00BD
¼
00BC
¡
00A1
«
00AB
»
00BB
B_
176

2591

2592

2593

2502

2524

2561

2562

2556

2555

2563

2551

2557

255D

255C

255B

2510
C_
192

2514

2534

252C

251C

2500

253C

255E

255F

255A

2554

2569

2566

2560

2550

256C

2567
D_
208

2568

2564

2565

2559

2558

2552

2553

256B

256A

2518

250C

2588

2584

258C

2590

2580
E_
224
α
03B1
ß
00DF
Γ
0393
π
03C0
Σ
03A3
σ
03C3
µ
00B5
τ
03C4
Φ
03A6
Θ
0398
Ω
03A9
δ
03B4

221E
φ
03C6
ε
03B5

2229
F_
240

2261
±
00B1

2265

2264

2320

2321
÷
00F7

2248
°
00B0

2219
·
00B7

221A

207F
²
00B2

25A0
NBSP
00A0

The Unicode encoding used by recode appears to differ in a number of code points:[2]

9F | U+E01F | HUNGARIAN FLORIN (CWI_9F) E1 | U+03B2 | GREEK SMALL LETTER BETA E6 | U+03BC | GREEK SMALL LETTER MU ED | U+2205 | EMPTY SET F8 | U+2218 | RING OPERATOR F9 | U+00B7 | MIDDLE DOT FA | U+2022 | BULLET 

Several applications developed in Hungary use almost identical character sets with slight modifications, which include § (U+00A7, SECTION SIGN) at 0x9D and a forint sign (an upper-case F and lower-case t ligated into a single character) at 0x9E or 0xA8. Note that the florin sign was planned to be disunified, but so many encodings have this, it would disrupt many mappings.[4] Also note that the forint is usually abbreviated as "Ft"; most Hungarians recognize a lower-case "f" (whether upright or cursive) as meaning fillér, the now-unused subdivision of the forint.

The codepage CWI-1 differs only by the position of „Í” (U+00CD, LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I WITH ACUTE) on position 8C instead of 8D and „Ő” (U+0150, LATIN CAPITAL LETTER O WITH DOUBLE ACUTE) on position 8B instead of A7.[5]

Some dot matrix printers of the NEC Pinwriter series, namely the P3200/P3300 (P20/P30), P6200/P6300 (P60/P70), P9300 (P90), P7200/P7300 (P62/P72), P22Q/P32Q, P3800/P3900 (P42Q/P52Q), P1200/P1300 (P2Q/P3Q), P2000 (P2X) and P8000 (P72X), supported the installation of optional font EPROMs.[6] Named "CWI" the optional ROM #7 "Hungaria" included this encoding, invokable via escape sequence ESC R (n) with (n) = 21.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CWI-2". Computerworld Számítástechnika. 1.0. 3 (13). 1988-06-29.
  2. ^ a b Flohr, Guido (2009) [2002]. "Locale::RecodeData::CWI - Conversion routines for CWI". CPAN libintl-perl. 1.0. Archived from the original on 2016-06-06. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  3. ^ Baird, Cathy; Chiba, Dan; Chu, Winson; Fan, Jessica; Ho, Claire; Law, Simon; Lee, Geoff; Linsley, Peter; Matsuda, Keni; Oscroft, Tamzin; Takeda, Shige; Tanaka, Linus; Tozawa, Makoto; Trute, Barry; Tsujimoto, Mayumi; Wu, Ying; Yau, Michael; Yu, Tim; Wang, Chao; Wong, Simon; Zhang, Weiran; Zheng, Lei; Zhu, Yan; Moore, Valarie (2002) [1996]. "Appendix A: Locale Data" (PDF). Oracle9i Database Globalization Support Guide (Release 2 (9.2) ed.). Oracle Corporation. Oracle A96529-01. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-02-14. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  4. ^ (PDF) http://unicode.org/L2/L2009/09113-florin-currency.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Láng, Attila D. (2001-10-15). Drótos, László (ed.). "Íráskalauz" [Guide to Writing] (in Hungarian). Hungarian Electronic Library. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  6. ^ a b Pinwriter Familie - Pinwriter - Epromsockel - Zusätzliche Zeichensätze / Schriftarten (Printed reference manual for optional font and code page EPROMs for NEC Pinwriters, including custom variants) (in German) (00 3/93 ed.), NEC Deutschland GmbH, 1993