Code Quality Rank: L3
Programming language: Swift
License: MIT License
Tags: Text    
Latest version: v1.1.0

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Convert ISO8859 1-16 Encoded Text to String in Swift.


let encoding = ISO8859.part1
let string = String([...], iso8859Encoding: encoding)

See Examples

Supported Character Sets

Encoding Name Enum
ISO8859-1 Latin 1 Western European ISO8859.part1
ISO8859-2 Latin 2 Central European ISO8859.part2
ISO8859-3 Latin 3 South European ISO8859.part3
ISO8859-4 Latin 4 North European ISO8859.part4
ISO8859-5 Latin/Cyrillic ISO8859.part5
ISO8859-6 Latin/Arabic ISO8859.part6
ISO8859-7 Latin/Greek ISO8859.part7
ISO8859-8 Latin/Hebrew ISO8859.part8
ISO8859-9 Latin 5 Turkish ISO8859.part9
ISO8859-10 Latin 6 Nordic ISO8859.part10
ISO8859-11 Latin/Thai ISO8859.part11
ISO8859-13 Latin 7 Baltic Rim ISO8859.part13
ISO8859-14 Latin 8 Celtic ISO8859.part14
ISO8859-15 Latin 9 ISO8859.part15
ISO8859-16 Latin 10 South-Eastern European ISO8859.part16


File to Hebrew Text

    let path = Bundle.main.path(forResource: "Hebrew-Text", ofType: "txt"),
    let hebrewTextData = try? Data(contentsOf: URL(fileURLWithPath: path)),
    let string = String(hebrewTextData, iso8859Encoding: ISO8859.part8)

Data to Turkish Text

let turkishTextData = Data(bytes: [84, 252, 114, 107, 231, 101])
if let string = String(turkishTextData, iso8859Encoding: ISO8859.part9) {
    print(string) // Returns "Türkçe"

UInt8 Bytes-Array to Greek Text

let greekTextbytes: [UInt8] = [0xE1, 0xE2, 0xE3, 0xE4]
if let string = String(greekTextbytes, iso8859Encoding: ISO8859.part7) {
    print(string) // Returns "Ξ±Ξ²Ξ³Ξ΄"


Swift Package Manager

Add ISO8859 as a dependency in your Package.swift file:

import PackageDescription

let package = Package(
    dependencies: [
        .package(url: "https://github.com/Cosmo/ISO8859.git", from: "1.1.0"),


Just drag the source files into your project.


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ISO8859 is released under the MIT License.

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