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ActionScript: The Definitive Guide by Colin Moock

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Appendix B. Latin 1 Character Repertoire and Keycodes

Table 2.1 lists the characters in the Latin 1 character repertoire, the primary character set supported by Flash. The first column (labeled “Dec”), gives each character’s code point in decimal (the standard ASCII value), the second column provides the Unicode escape sequence for the character, and the third column describes the character itself. See Chapter 4, for more information on character encoding in Flash.

For supplementary reading on the topic of character encoding, see the following resources:

The ISO 8859 Alphabet Soup

http://czyborra.com/charsets/iso8859.html

A series of documents detailing the makeup and meaning of characters in the Latin 1 character repertoire, the primary character set supported by Flash (maintained by Roman Czyborra)

Shift-JIS Code Points

ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/MAPPINGS/EASTASIA/JIS/SHIFTJIS.TXT

A list of the Unicode code points for characters in the Shift-JIS character set, Flash’s supported set of Japanese characters

Unicode FAQ

http://www.unicode.org/unicode/faq

A good question-and-answer format overview of Unicode, an international standard for character encoding

Table B-1. ISO 8859-1 (Latin 1) Characters and Unicode Mappings

Dec

Unicode

Description

Dec

Unicode

Description

0

\u0000

[null]

36

\u0024

$

1

\u0001

[start of heading]

37

\u0025

%

2

\u0002

[start of text]

38

\u0026

&

3

\u0003

[end of text]

39

\u0027

`

4

\u0004

[end of transmission]

40

\u0028

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