8-bit Character Sets - ISO 2375
The structure of 7-bit and 8-bit codes for the representation of character sets, and code extension techniques for use with such character sets, are specified in ISO/IEC 2022. These code extension techniques make use of escape sequences, a concept defined in ISO/IEC 2022. That standard defines classes of escape sequences but does not assign particular meanings to individual escape sequences. ISO 2375 specifies the procedures to be followed in preparing and maintaining a register of
specific escape sequence meanings.
- ISO 2375:1985
- Data processing - Procedure for registration of escape sequences (third edition).
The procedures of ISO 2375 allow for the registration of an escape sequence, for the withdrawal of a registration by the authority that sponsored it, and in exceptional circumstances for the revision of a registration.
The registration authority for ISO 2375 is:
- IPSJ/ITSCJ (Information Processing Society of Japan/Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan)
Room 308-3, Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan Bldg., 3-5-8, Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105 JAPAN
The register used to be available free of charge in paper form. however, the register is now available in a much more convenient form electronically on the Web. See the separate entry in this guide on the ISO 2375 Register for more details of its contents.
More detail of the general classification of escape sequences is given in the section of this guide on control functions.
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