US-ASCII (ISO-8859-1) Character Encoding Standard

South Slavic Characters
Unicode: ISO-10646 Latin 2: ISO-8859-2 Microsoft Latin II: MS-CP1250
qwyx US-ASCII: ISO-8859-1 ISO-646-YU IBM-CP852 Apple-CE
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Tests

This page illustrates the situation where meta-data information in the header of the page informs your browser that the page encoding conforms to the US-ASCII standard. However, this is not true, while the page containes character codes from standards ISO-8859-2 and/or MS CP-1250.

Since the browser is not informed of the real encoding used, it most probably shows the South Slavic characters not as intended. You may try to set your browser to show this page in one of the mentioned standards manually, to see what happens.

TEST A1: ISO-8859-2, Entity-reference character HTML encoding

æÆ èÈ ðÐ ¹© ¾® - fixed space font

æÆ èÈ ðÐ ¹© ¾® - proportional font

TEST A2: ISO-8859-2, Byte character HTML encoding

     - fixed space font

- proportional font

TEST B1: MS-CP1250 Microsoft Latin II, Entity-reference character HTML encoding

æÆ èÈ ðÐ šŠ žŽ - fixed space font

æÆ èÈ ðÐ šŠ žŽ - proportional font

TEST B2: MS-CP1250 Microsoft Latin II, Byte character HTML encoding

     - fixed space font

- proportional font

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