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HTML Windows-1252 (ANSI) Reference


Windows-1252 was the first default character set in Microsoft Windows.

It was the most popular character set in Windows from 1985 to 1990.


Historically, the term "ANSI Code Pages" was used in Windows to refer to non-DOS character sets.

The intention was that these character sets would be ANSI standards like ISO-8859-1.

Even though Windows-1252 is almost identical to ISO-8859-1, it has never been an ANSI or ISO standard.

Windows-1252 and ASCII

The first part of Windows-1252 (entity numbers from 0-127) is the original ASCII character-set. It contains numbers, upper and lowercase English letters, and some special characters.

For a closer look, please study our Complete ASCII Reference.

The Windows-1252 Character Set

CharacterNumberEntity NameDescription
 0 - 31 Control characters (see below)
 32 space
!33 exclamation mark
"34"quotation mark
#35 number sign
$36 dollar sign
%37 percent sign
'39 apostrophe
(40 left parenthesis
)41 right parenthesis
*42 asterisk
+43 plus sign
,44 comma
-45 hyphen-minus
.46 full stop
/47 solidus
048 digit zero
149 digit one
250 digit two
351 digit three
452 digit four
553 digit five
654 digit six
755 digit seven
856 digit eight
957 digit nine
:58 colon
;59 semicolon
<60&lt;less-than sign
=61 equals sign
>62&gt;greater-than sign
?63 question mark
@64 commercial at
A65 Latin capital letter A
B66 Latin capital letter B
C67 Latin capital letter C
D68 Latin capital letter D
E69 Latin capital letter E
F70 Latin capital letter F
G71 Latin capital letter G
H72 Latin capital letter H
I73 Latin capital letter I
J74 Latin capital letter J
K75 Latin capital letter K
L76 Latin capital letter L
M77 Latin capital letter M
N78 Latin capital letter N
O79 Latin capital letter O
P80 Latin capital letter P
Q81 Latin capital letter Q
R82 Latin capital letter R
S83 Latin capital letter S
T84 Latin capital letter T
U85 Latin capital letter U
V86 Latin capital letter V
W87 Latin capital letter W
X88 Latin capital letter X
Y89 Latin capital letter Y
Z90 Latin capital letter Z
[91 left square bracket
\92 reverse solidus
]93 right square bracket
^94 circumflex accent
_95 low line
`96 grave accent
a97 Latin small letter a
b98 Latin small letter b
c99 Latin small letter c
d100 Latin small letter d
e101 Latin small letter e
f102 Latin small letter f
g103 Latin small letter g
h104 Latin small letter h
i105 Latin small letter i
j106 Latin small letter j
k107 Latin small letter k
l108 Latin small letter l
m109 Latin small letter m
n110 Latin small letter n
o111 Latin small letter o
p112 Latin small letter p
q113 Latin small letter q
r114 Latin small letter r
s115 Latin small letter s
t116 Latin small letter t
u117 Latin small letter u
v118 Latin small letter v
w119 Latin small letter w
x120 Latin small letter x
y121 Latin small letter y
z122 Latin small letter z
{123 left curly bracket
|124 vertical line
}125 right curly bracket
~126 tilde
 127 Control character (see below)
128&euro;euro sign
130&sbquo;single low-9 quotation mark
ƒ131&fnof;Latin small letter f with hook
132&bdquo;double low-9 quotation mark
133&hellip;horizontal ellipsis
135&Dagger;double dagger
ˆ136&circ;modifier letter circumflex accent
137&permil;per mille sign
Š138&Scaron;Latin capital letter S with caron
139&lsaquo;single left-pointing angle quotation mark
Œ140&OElig;Latin capital ligature OE
&Zcaron;142&Zcaron;Latin capital letter Z with caron
145&lsquo;left single quotation mark
146&rsquo;right single quotation mark
147&ldquo;left double quotation mark
148&rdquo;right double quotation mark
150&ndash;en dash
151&mdash;em dash
˜152&tilde;small tilde
153&trade;trade mark sign
š154&scaron;Latin small letter s with caron
155&rsaquo;single right-pointing angle quotation mark
œ156&oelig;Latin small ligature oe
&zcaron;158&zcaron;Latin small letter z with caron
Ÿ159&Yuml;Latin capital letter Y with diaeresis
 160&nbsp;no-break space
¡161&iexcl;inverted exclamation mark
¢162&cent;cent sign
£163&pound;pound sign
¤164&curren;currency sign
¥165&yen;yen sign
¦166&brvbar;broken bar
§167&sect;section sign
©169&copy;copyright sign
ª170&ordf;feminine ordinal indicator
«171&laquo;left-pointing double angle quotation mark
¬172&not;not sign