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Character String Types

The most common Character String Types are listed as follows:

Character Type Tag Description
BMPString 30 Basic Multilingual Plane of ISO/IEC/ITU 10646-1
IA5String 22 International ASCII characters (International Alphabet 5)
GeneralString 27 all registered graphic and character sets plus SPACE and DELETE
GraphicString 25 all registered G sets and SPACE
NumericString 18 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, and SPACE
PrintableString 19 a-z, A-Z, ' () +,-.?:/= and SPACE
TeletexString 20 CCITT and T.101 character sets
UniversalString 28 ISO10646 character set
UTF8String 12 any character from a recognized alphabet (including ASCII control characters)
VideotexString 21 CCITT's T.100 and T.101 character sets
VisibleString 26 International ASCII printing character sets

For a full list of Universal Tags, see the Universal Tags page.

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