Windows Code Pages

Windows code pages are sets of characters or code pages (known as character encodings in other operating systems) used in Microsoft Windows from the 1980s and 1990s. Windows code pages were gradually superseded when Unicode was implemented in Windows, although they are still supported both within Windows and other platforms.

There are two groups of code pages used in pre-Windows NT systems: OEM and ANSI code pages. Code pages in both of these groups are extended ASCII code pages.

Read more about Windows Code Pages:  ANSI Code Page, OEM Code Page, History, List, Problems Arising From The Use of Code Pages

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