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Latin-1:  (also known as ISO 8859-1)  A super set of the 7-bit ASCII character encoding scheme that includes various symbols plus letters with diacritics commonly used in European languages.  Latin-1 is an 8-bit character encoding scheme, containing 256 characters.  Latin-1 makes different assignments for codes 128-255 than does PC-8.  Latin-1 is, however, consistent with the Unicode and ISO 10646 standards, and is the common encoding scheme used by Unix systems.