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YUSCII is an informal name for several JUS standards for 7- character encoding. These include:

  • JUS I.B1.002, which encodes Gaj's Latin alphabet, used for , Croatian and Slovenian language
  • JUS I.B1.003, which encodes Serbian Cyrillic alphabet, and
  • JUS I.B1.004, which encodes Macedonian Cyrillic alphabet.

The encodings are based on ISO 646, 7- character encoding standard, and were used in before widespread use of later ISO-8859-2/8859-5, Windows-1250/1251 and standards. It was named after , having the first word "American" replaced with "Yugoslav": "Yugoslav Standard Code for Information Interchange". Specific standards are also sometimes called by a local name: SLOSCII, CROSCII or SRPSCII for JUS I.B1.002, SRPSCII for JUS I.B1.003, MAKSCII for JUS I.B1.004.

JUS I.B1.002 is a national ISO 646 variant, i.e. equal to basic with less frequently used symbols replaced with specific letters of Gaj's alphabet. Cyrillic standards further replace Latin alphabet letters with corresponding Cyrillic letters. Љ (lj), Њ (nj), Џ (dž) and ѕ (dz) correspond to Latin digraphs, and are mapped over Latin letters which are not used in Serbian or Macedonian (q, w, x, y).

YUSCII was originally developed for teleprinters but it also spread for use. This was widely considered a bad idea among software developers who needed the original ASCII such as {, [, }, ], ^, ~, |, \ in their (an issue partly addressed by trigraphs in C). On the other hand, an advantage of YUSCII is that it remains comparatively readable even when support for it is not available, similarly to the Russian KOI-7. Numerous attempts to replace it with something better kept failing due to limited support. Eventually, 's introduction of , appearance of and availability of finally spelled sure (but nevertheless still slow) end of YUSCII.

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Code points remained largely the same as in to maintain maximum compatibility. Following table shows allocation of character codes in YUSCII. Heavy-bordered entries highlight differences from ASCII when interpreted as Latin based characters. Both and glyphs are shown:

See also
  • KOI-7, Russian equivalent.
  • Scientific transliteration
  • Iskra Delta Partner, a computer with built-in YUSCII

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