Mac OS Central European
Alias(es)x-mac-ce, Code page 10029[1]
Language(s)Czech, Slovak, Polish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
Created byApple, Inc.
ClassificationExtended ASCII, Mac OS script
Based onMac OS Roman

Mac OS Central European is a character encoding used on Apple Macintosh computers to represent texts in Central European and Southeastern European languages that use the Latin script.[2] This encoding is also known as Code Page 10029.[3] IBM assigns code page/CCSID 1282 to this encoding.[2][4] This codepage contains diacritical letters that ISO 8859-2 does not have, and vice versa (This encoding supports Estonian, Lithuanian and Latvian while ISO 8859-2 supports Albanian, Croatian and Romanian).

Although a few of the characters which are in Mac OS Central European but not Mac OS Roman are also supported by Mac OS Croatian, these are not encoded at the same positions.

Code page layout

The following table shows the Macintosh Central European 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 MacRoman or ASCII.

Mac OS Central European[5][6][7][8]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
8x Ä Ā ā É Ą Ö Ü á ą Č ä č Ć ć é Ź
9x ź Ď í ď Ē ē Ė ó ė ô ö õ ú Ě ě ü
Ax ° Ę £ § ß ® © ę ¨ ģ Į
Bx į Ī ī Ķ ł Ļ ļ Ľ ľ Ĺ ĺ Ņ
Cx ņ Ń ¬ ń Ň « » NBSP ň Ő Õ ő Ō
Dx ÷ ō Ŕ ŕ Ř ř Ŗ
Ex ŗ Š š Ś ś Á Ť ť Í Ž ž Ū Ó Ô
Fx ū Ů Ú ů Ű ű Ų ų Ý ý ķ Ż Ł ż Ģ ˇ
  Differences from MacRoman


  1. ^ "Encoding.WindowsCodePage Property - .NET Framework (current version)". MSDN. Microsoft.
  2. ^ a b "Code page 01282". Code page identifiers. IBM. Archived from the original on 2014-09-06. Retrieved 7 Dec 2012.
  3. ^ "Code Page 10029 Macintosh Central Europe". Developing International Software. Microsoft. Retrieved 7 Dec 2012.
  4. ^ "CCSID 1282 information document". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29.
  5. ^ Apple, Inc. (2005-05-04) [1995-04-15]. "CENTEURO.TXT: Map (external version) from Mac OS Central European character set to Unicode 2.1 and later" (TXT). Unicode, Inc. Retrieved 7 Dec 2012.
  6. ^ Code Page CPGID 01282 (pdf) (PDF), IBM
  7. ^ Code Page CPGID 01282 (txt), IBM
  8. ^ International Components for Unicode (ICU), ibm-1132_P100-1998.ucm, 2003-02-20