PostScript Standard Encoding

The PostScript Standard Encoding (often spelled StandardEncoding, aliased as PostScript[1]) is one of the character sets (or encoding vectors) used by Adobe Systems' PostScript (PS) since 1984 (1982).[2] In 1995, IBM assigned code page 1276 to this character set.[3] NeXT based the character set for its NeXTSTEP and OPENSTEP operating systems on this one.

Character set[edit]

The following table shows the PostScript Standard Encoding. Each character is shown with a potential Unicode equivalent. Code points differing from the NeXT character set are shown boxed. Codepoints 00hex (0) to 7Fhex (127) are nearly identical to ASCII (the characters at positions 27hex and 60hex reflect an earlier interpretation of the visual appearance of those ASCII characters than the interpretation that was formalized in Unicode). The upper half of the table contains punctuation and typographic characters, currency symbols, ligatured letters, a selection of modified base letters used in European languages, and a selection of diacritic marks to be used in composing accented letters.

PostScript Standard Encoding[4][2][5][3][1][6][7]
_0 _1 _2 _3 _4 _5 _6 _7 _8 _9 _A _B _C _D _E _F
0_ NUL
0000
SOH
0001
STX
0002
ETX
0003
EOT
0004
ENQ
0005
ACK
0006
BEL
0007
BS
0008
HT
0009
LF
000A
VT
000B
FF
000C
CR
000D
SO
000E
SI
000F
1_ DLE
0010
DC1
0011
DC2
0012
DC3
0013
DC4
0014
NAK
0015
SYN
0016
ETB
0017
CAN
0018
EM
0019
SUB
001A
ESC
001B
FS
001C
GS
001D
RS
001E
US
001F
2_ SP
0020
!
0021
"
0022
#
0023
$
0024
%
0025
&
0026

2019
(
0028
)
0029
*
002A
+
002B
,
002C
-
002D
.
002E
/
002F
3_ 0
0030
1
0031
2
0032
3
0033
4
0034
5
0035
6
0036
7
0037
8
0038
9
0039
:
003A
;
003B
<
003C
=
003D
>
003E
?
003F
4_ @
0040
A
0041
B
0042
C
0043
D
0044
E
0045
F
0046
G
0047
H
0048
I
0049
J
004A
K
004B
L
004C
M
004D
N
004E
O
004F
5_ P
0050
Q
0051
R
0052
S
0053
T
0054
U
0055
V
0056
W
0057
X
0058
Y
0059
Z
005A
[
005B
\
005C
]
005D
^
005E
_
005F
6_
2018
a
0061
b
0062
c
0063
d
0064
e
0065
f
0066
g
0067
h
0068
i
0069
j
006A
k
006B
l
006C
m
006D
n
006E
o
006F
7_ p
0070
q
0071
r
0072
s
0073
t
0074
u
0075
v
0076
w
0077
x
0078
y
0079
z
007A
{
007B
|
007C
}
007D
~
007E
DEL
007F
8_
9_
A_ ¡
00A1
¢
00A2
£
00A3
/
2044/2215
¥
00A5
ƒ
0192
§
00A7
¤
00A4
'
0027

201C
«
00AB

2039

203A

FB01

FB02
B_
2013

2020

2021
·/
00B7/2219

00B6

2022

201A

201E

201D
»
00BB

2026

2030
¿
00BF
C_ `/ˋ
0060/02CB
´
00B4
ˆ
02C6
˜
02DC
¯/ˉ
00AF/02C9
˘
02D8
˙
02D9
¨
00A8
˚
02DA
¸
00B8
˝
02DD
˛
02DB
ˇ
02C7
D_
2014
E_ Æ
00C6
ª
00AA
Ł
0141
Ø
00D8
Œ
0152
º
00BA
F_ æ
00E6
ı
0131
ł
0142
ø
00F8
œ
0153
ß
00DF

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Czyborra, Roman (1998-06-27). "Codepage & Co". AdobeStandardEncoding. Archived from the original on 2016-12-06. Retrieved 2016-12-06. [1] [2]
  2. ^ a b Adobe Systems Incorporated (February 1999) [1985]. PostScript Language Reference Manual (PDF) (1st printing, 3rd ed.). Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. ISBN 0-201-37922-8. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-02-18. (NB. This book is informally called "red book" due to its red cover.)
  3. ^ a b "SBCS code page information - CPGID: 01276 / Name: Adobe (PostScript) Standard Encoding". IBM Software: Globalization: Coded character sets and related resources: Code pages by CPGID: Code page identifiers. IBM. 1995-07-14 [1995-07-01]. C-H 3-3220-050. Archived from the original on 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-02-18. [3] [4]
  4. ^ "Adobe Standard Encoding to Unicode". 1.0. Unicode, Inc. 2011-07-12 [1995-05-05]. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  5. ^ Adobe Systems Incorporated (1990) [1985]. PostScript Language Reference Manual (2nd ed.). Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. (NB. This edition also contains a description of Display PostScript, which is no longer discussed in the third edition.)
  6. ^ Sicherman, George (2011). "PostScript Standard Encoding". Archived from the original on 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-02-18.
  7. ^ Kostis, Kosta (2000). "Adobe StandardEncoding Encoding Vector". 1.20. Archived from the original on 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-02-18.