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ISO/IEC 8859-6:1999, Information technology — 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets — Part 6: Latin/Arabic alphabet, is part of the ISO/IEC 8859 series of ASCII-based standard character encodings, first edition published in 1987. It is informally referred to as Latin/Arabic. It was designed to cover languages using the Arabic alphabet. Only nominal letters are encoded, no preshaped forms of the letters, so shaping processing is required for display. It was never very popular. In recent times it is giving way to Unicode.

ISO-8859-6 IANA preferred charset name for this standard when supplemented with the control codes from ISO/IEC 6429 for the C0 (0x00-0x1F) and C1 (0x80-0x9F) parts. Escape sequences (from ISO/IEC 6429 or ISO/IEC 2022) are not to be interpreted. The text is in logical order, so bidi processing is required for display. Nominally ISO-8859-6 is for “visual order”, and ISO-8859-6-I is for logical order. But in practice, and required for HTML and XML documents, ISO-8859-6 also stands for logical order text. There is also ISO-8859-6-E which supposedly requires directionality to be explicitly specified with special control characters; this latter variant is in practice unused.

Codepage layout

ISO/IEC 8859-6
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2−
 
SP
0020
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!
0021
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"
0022
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#
0023
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$
0024
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%
0025
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0026
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0027
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0028
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)
0029
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002C
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0030
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0031
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0032
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0033
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0034
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0039
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003F
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0040
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0041
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0042
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0043
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0044
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E
0045
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F
0046
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G
0047
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H
0048
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I
0049
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J
004A
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K
004B
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L
004C
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M
004D
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N
004E
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O
004F
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P
0050
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0051
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R
0052
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0053
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T
0054
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U
0055
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V
0056
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W
0057
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X
0058
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Y
0059
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Z
005A
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[
005B
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\
005C
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005D
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^
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_
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c
0063
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d
0064
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e
0065
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f
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g
0067
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h
0068
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i
0069
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j
006A
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k
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l
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o
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u
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v
0076
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w
0077
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x
0078
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y
0079
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z
007A
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{
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007C
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}
007D
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~
007E
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NBSP
00A0
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¤
00A4
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،
060C
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SHY
00AD
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؛
061B
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؟
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ء
0621
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آ
0622
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أ
0623
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ؤ
0624
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إ
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ئ
0626
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ا
0627
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ب
0628
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ة
0629
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ت
062A
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ث
062B
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062C
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ح
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خ
062E
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د
062F
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ذ
0630
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ر
0631
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ز
0632
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س
0633
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ش
0634
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ص
0635
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ض
0636
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ط
0637
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ظ
0638
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ع
0639
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غ
063A
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ـ
0640
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ف
0641
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ق
0642
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ك
0643
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ل
0644
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م
0645
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ن
0646
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ه
0647
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و
0648
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ى
0649
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ي
064A
234
◌ً
064B
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◌ٌ
064C
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◌ٍ
064D
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◌َ
064E
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◌ُ
064F
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◌ِ
0650
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◌ّ
0651
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◌ْ
0652
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Code values 0xEB–0xF2 are assigned to combining characters.

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