The ISO 8859 standard includes several 8-bit extensions
to the ASCII character set (also known as ISO 646-IRV).
Especially important is ISO 8859-1, the "Latin Alphabet
No. 1", which has become widely implemented and may
already be seen as the de-facto standard ASCII
ISO 8859-1 supports the following languages: Afrikaans,
Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Faeroese, Finnish,
French, Galician, German, Icelandic, Irish, Italian,
Norwegian, Portuguese, Scottish, Spanish, and Swedish.
Note that the ISO 8859-1 characters are also the first
256 characters of ISO 10646 (Unicode).