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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 equal to basic with more rarely used symbols replaced with specific letters of Gaj's alphabet. Cyrillic standards further replace Latin alphabet letters with corresponding Cyrillic letters.

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 . On the other hand, an advantage of YUSCII is its readability even when support for it is not available. 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.


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


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