Perso-Arabic Script Code for Information Interchange

Perso-Arabic Script Code for Information Interchange (PASCII) is one of the Indian government standards for encoding languages using writing systems based on Perso-Arabic alphabet, in particular Kashmiri, Persian, Sindhi, and Urdu. The ISCII encoding was originally intended to cover both the Brahmi-derived writing systems of India and the Arabic-based systems, but it was subsequently decided to encode the Arabic-based writing systems separately.

Codepage layout[edit]

The following table shows the character set for PASCII. Each character is shown with its decimal code and its Unicode equivalent.

PASCII
_0 _1 _2 _3 _4 _5 _6 _7 _8 _9 _A _B _C _D _E _F
0_
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_
16
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_
32
SP
0020
!
0021
"
0022
#
0023
$
0024
%
0025
&
0026
'
0027
(
0028
)
0029
*
002A
+
002B
,
002C
-
002D
.
002E
/
002F
3_
48
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_
64
@
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_
80
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_
96
`
0060
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_
112
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_
128
ـ
0640
ا
0627
آ
0622
ب
0628
ٻ
067B
ڀ
0680
پ
067E
ڦ
06A6
ت
062A
ة
0629
ٿ
067F
ٹ[a]
0679
ٺ
067A
ث
062B
ج
062C
9_
144
ڄ
0684
ڃ
0683
چ
0686
ڇ
0687
ح
062D
خ
062E
د
062F
ڌ
068C
ڈ[b]
0688
ڏ
068F
ڍ
068D
ذ
0630
ر
0631
ڑ[c]
0691
ڙﻬ
0699-FEEC
ز
0632
A_
160
ژ
0698
س
0633
ش
0634
ص
0635
ض
0636
ط
0637
ظ
0638
ع
0639
غ
063A
ف
0641
ق
0642
ڪ[d]
06AA
ک
06A9
گ
06AF
ڳ
06B3
ڱ
06B1
B_
176
ل
0644
م
0645
ن
0646
ں
06BA
ڻ
06BB
و
0648
ۄ
06C4
ه
0647
ھ
06BE
ء
0621
ى
0649
ؠ
0620
ۓ
06D3
ے
06D2
َ
064E
ِ
0650
C_
192
ُ
064F
ٗ
0657
ٔ
0654
ٕ
0655
ٔ[e]
0654
ٟ
065F
ّ
0651
ٓ
0653
ۡ
06E1
ٰ
0670
ٖ
0656
[f]
 
[g]
 
[g]
 
،
060C
ؐ
0610
D_
208
ؓ
0613
ؒ
0612
ؑ
0611
[h]
 
[h]
 
ۙ
06D9
ۚ
06DA
ۢ
06E2
[g]
 
٪
066A
٬
066C
٫
066B
۰
06F0
۱
06F1
۲
06F2
۳
06F3
E_
224
۴
06F4
۵
06F5
۶
06F6
۷
06F7
۸
06F8
۹
06F9
!
0021

201C

201D

2018

2019
(
0028
)
0029
٭
066D
+
002B
ATR
 
F_
240
-
002D
/
002F
؛
061B
:
003A
؟
061F
=
003D
۔
06D4
۝
06DD
[g]
 
٬
066C
  1. ^ This character is displayed as ٽ (Unicode point 067D) for Sindhi texts.
  2. ^ This character is displayed as ڊ (Unicode point 068A) for Sindhi texts.
  3. ^ This character is displayed as ڙ (Unicode point 0699) for Sindhi texts.
  4. ^ This character is usually displayed as ک (Unicode point 06A9) in non-Sindhi texts. See also: Khē
  5. ^ This code space is used for Kashmiri hamza, an orthographic variation not used in Unicode.
  6. ^ This diacritic currently has no Unicode support.
  7. ^ a b c d This punctuation mark currently has no Unicode support.
  8. ^ a b This superscript letter currently has no Unicode support.

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