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[Following is a copy from IG version 2.7 regarding character set]
To create SEPA messages, i.e. the reference data, the following characters are permitted according to the UTF-8 and/or ISO 8859 coding35. Any usage of byte order marks (BOM) is not permitted.
Permitted Character Code Character Hex Code numeric characters 0 to 9 X'30' – X'39' capital characters A to Z X'41' – X'5A' small characters a to z X'61' – 'X'7A' apostrophe ' X'27' colon : X'3A' question mark ? X'3F' comma , X'2C' minus - X'2D' blank character X'20' left bracket ( X'28' plus sign + X'2B' period . X'2E' right bracket ) X'29' slash / X'2F'
For the characters which have been additionally permitted for hitherto existing national pay-
ment transactions (DTAUS character set, see Chapter 1), the following regulation applies:
1. The financial institutions commit themselves to their adoption.
2. These can be converted according to the rules stated in the following table, if applicable:
Characters to be supported Characters Conversion according to EPC
Umlauts (capital and small characters) Ä, Ö, Ü, ä, ö, ü If not displayable, then convert to
A, O, U, a, o, u
AE, OE, UE,
ae, oe, ue
S sharp ß s ss Ampersand & If not displayable, then convert to