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Polish: ISO-8859-2 Windows-1250
Portuguese: ISO-8859-1 Windows-1252
Romanian: ISO-8859-2 Windows-1250
Russian: ISO-8859-5 Windows-1251 KOI8-R
Slovak: ISO-8859-2 Windows-1250
Slovenian: ISO-8859-2 Windows-1250
Spanish: ISO-8859-1 Windows-1252
Swedish: ISO-8859-1 Windows-1252
Turkish: ISO-8859-9 Windows-1254

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