Code pages and extended code pages
A code page maps each character of text to the characters in a character set or to the characters associated to a Unicode point. Two types of code pages exist:
- A traditional code page includes EBCDIC or ASCII encodings only; it can be used with FOCA character sets and TrueType and OpenType fonts.
- An extended code page includes multiple encodings within a single code page and can contain EBCDIC or ASCII encodings along with the Unicode equivalent value; it can be used with TrueType and OpenType fonts.
AFP outline fonts and AFP raster fonts use traditional code pages to map each character of text to the characters in a character set. TrueType and OpenType fonts use traditional and extended code pages to map each character of text to the characters associated with a Unicode point.
Each code point in an extended code page can be mapped to one or more Unicode values. Extended code pages allow code pages that contain user-defined characters (that is, those characters that have not been registered with IBM and assigned a GCGID value) to be used with TrueType and OpenType fonts.
Downloadable extended code page files
|Font library||Extended code page file|
To see a grid for each code page, visit the InfoPrint Information Center and click Fonts in the left navigation panel: