KOI8-R(7) Linux Programmer's Manual KOI8-R(7)
koi8-r - Russian Net Character Set encoded in octal, decimal, and
KOI8-R is the character set of choice for encoding Russian texts for
many Unix-like operation systems. KOI8-R is a successor for KOI-8, a
de-facto standard for Internet Mail, News, WWW and other interactive
services at least all over the ex-SU territory.
KOI8-R is defined by RFC1489 (Registration of a Cyrillic Character
KOI8-R was designed for mixed Russian/English texts and covers only
Russian Cyrillic characters, so if you're looking for Ukrainian,
Byelorussian, etc. Cyrillic characters, try ISO-IR-111, or KOI8-U
(Ukrainian Character Set), or KOI8-C (for ancient Russian texts)
instead, which are identical to KOI8-R in the Russian Cyrillic letters
A more complete set of Cyrillic characters is also defined by the
ISO-8859-5 character set.
The following table displays the characters in KOI8-R, which are
printable and unlisted in the ascii(7) manual page.
Linux 2001-05-28 KOI8-R(7)