MacGreek encoding or Macintosh Greek encoding is used in Apple Macintosh computers to represent texts in the Greek language that uses the Greek script.[1] This encoding is registered as IBM code page/CCSID 1280[1][2] and Windows code page 10006.[3]

Code page layout

The following table shows the MacGreek encoding. Each character is shown with its equivalent Unicode code point. Only the second half of the table (code points 128–255) is shown, the first half (code points 0–127) being the same as ASCII.

MacGreek encoding[4][5][6][7]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
8x Ä ¹ ² É ³ Ö Ü ΅ à â ä ΄ ¨ ç é è
9x ê ë £ î ï ½ ô ö ¦ [a] ù û ü
Ax Γ Δ Θ Λ Ξ Π ß ® © Σ Ϊ § ° ·
Bx Α ± ¥ Β Ε Ζ Η Ι Κ Μ Φ Ϋ Ψ Ω
Cx ά Ν ¬ Ο Ρ Τ « » NBSP Υ Χ Ά Έ œ
Dx ÷ Ή Ί Ό Ύ έ ή ί ό Ώ
Ex ύ α β ψ δ ε φ γ η ι ξ κ λ μ ν ο
Fx π ώ ρ σ τ θ ω ς χ υ ζ ϊ ϋ ΐ ΰ SHY[a]
  1. ^ a b Before Mac OS 9.2.2, the character 0x9C mapped to SHY, Unicode character U+00AD. the character 0xFF was empty.


  1. ^ a b "Code page 1280 information document". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03.
  2. ^ "CCSID 1280 information document". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29.
  3. ^ "Code Page 10006 MacGreek". Developing International Software. Microsoft. 6 February 2008. Retrieved 27 Mar 2014.
  4. ^ Apple Computer. "GREEK.TXT" (TXT). The Unicode Consortium. Retrieved 27 Mar 2014.
  5. ^ Code Page CPGID 01280 (pdf) (PDF), IBM
  6. ^ Code Page CPGID 01280 (txt), IBM
  7. ^ International Components for Unicode (ICU), macos-6_2-10.4.ucm, 2005-09-26