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The Kamenický encoding (Czech: kódování Kamenických), named for the brothers Jiří and Marian Kamenický, was a code page for personal computers running MS-DOS, very popular in Czechoslovakia (since 1993, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) around 1985–1995. Another name for this encoding is KEYBCS2, the name of the Terminate and Stay Resident utility which implemented the matching keyboard driver.

It was actually a Code page 437 encoding (with accented characters for Western-European languages) where the characters from codepoints 128 to 171 were replaced by Czech and Slovak characters chosen so that the glyphs of the replacement characters resembled those of the original as closely as possible, e. g. č in the place of ç. This ensured that text in the Kamenický encoding was (barely) readable even on older or cheap computers with the original fonts (which were often in videocard ROM, making modification difficult, if not impossible).

A supplemental feature was that the block graphic characters of code page 437 remained unchanged (IBM's official Central-European code page 852 did not have this property, making programs like Norton Commander look funny with corners and joints of border lines broken by accented letters).

The widespread use of the Kamenický encoding was undermined neither by IBM's code page 852, nor by the Windows 3.1 introducing Microsoft Central Europe code page 1250. Only with Windows 95 and the spreading deployment of Microsoft Office did users begin to use code page 1250, which in turn is now obsoleted by Unicode.

The Kamenický encoding was sometimes called code page 895 (CP895), but IBM uses this code page number for a different encoding [1] and the IANA does not recognize the number at all.

Character table

In each cell, the character's Unicode numbering is shown under the character. Only the upper half of the table is shown. The lower half is simple ASCII.

.0 .1 .2 .3 .4 .5 .6 .7 .8 .9 .A .B .C .D .E .F
 
8−
 
Č
10C
ü
FC
é
E9
ď
10F
ä
E4
Ď
10E
Ť
164
č
10D
ě
11B
Ě
11A
Ĺ
139
Í
CD
ľ
13E
ĺ
13A
Ä
C4
Á
C1
 
9−
 
É
C9
ž
17E
Ž
17D
ô
F4
ö
F6
Ó
D3
ů
16F
Ú
DA
ý
FD
Ö
D6
Ü
DC
Š
160
Ľ
13D
Ý
DD
Ř
158
ť
165
 
A−
 
á
E1
í
ED
ó
F3
ú
FA
ň
148
Ň
147
Ů
16E
Ô
D4
š
161
ř
159
ŕ
155
Ŕ
154
¼
BC
§
A7
«
AB
»
BB
 
B−
 

2591

2592

2593

2502

2524

2561

2562

2556

2555

2563

2551

2557

255D

255C

255B

2510
 
C−
 

2514

2534

252C

251C

2500

253C

255E

255F

255A

2554

2569

2566

2560

2550

256C

2567
 
D−
 

2568

2564

2565

2559

2558

2552

2553

256B

256A

2518

250C

2588

2584

258C

2590

2580
 
E−
 
α
3B1
ß
DF
Γ
393
π
3C0
Σ
3A3
σ
3C3
µ
B5
τ
3C4
Φ
3A6
Θ
398
Ω
3A9
δ
3B4

221E
φ
3C6
ε
3B5

2229
 
F−
 

2261
±
B1

2265

2264

2320

2321
÷
F7

2248
°
B0

2219
·
B7

221A

207F
²
B2

25A0
 
A0

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