shiftjis, SJIS - A character encoding system (codeset) for
The Shift JIS (SJIS) codeset consists of the following
character sets: JIS X0201 JIS X0208 User-Defined Characters
Shift JIS Encoding [Toc] [Back]
Shift JIS character codes use a combination of single-byte
data and 2-byte data to represent characters defined in
the JIS X0201 and JIS X0208 standards and in the UDC area.
All JIS X0201 characters are represented in the form of
single-byte data. The Roman letters in JIS X0201 are
encoded by setting the most significant bit (MSB) of each
byte to off, while the Katakana characters are encoded by
setting the most significant bit (MSB) of each byte to on.
For more information on JIS X0201 characters, refer to
deckanji(5). In the Super DEC Kanji codeset, the code
ranges for JIS X0201 characters are as follows: For Roman
letters, 00 to 7F For Katakana characters, A1 to DF
JIS X0208 characters are encoded in 2-byte values. The
values for the first bytes are encoded so that they fall
outside the range of byte values for JIS X0201 characters
(in other words, the JIS X0208 first byte ranges are from
81 to 9F and from E0 to FC). In this manner, characters
from the two different standards can be supported by the
same codeset. The range for the second byte of a JIS X0208
character is 40 to FC (except for 7F). For more information
on JIS X0208 characters, refer to deckanji(5).
The Shift JIS codeset provides for 2444 UDC characters.
These are encoded as 2-byte values whose code range is
F040 to FCFC.
Font Support for Super DEC Kanji [Toc] [Back]
For display devices, the operating system supports Super
DEC Kanji encoding by conversion to DEC Kanji encoding and
then using fonts available for DEC Kanji. Refer to the
iconv_intro(5) reference page for information on codeset
For printers, the operating system supports only printerresident
fonts; therefore, Super DEC Kanji fonts cannot be
dynamically loaded to a printer. For general information
on printing non-English text, refer to i18n_printing(5).
Others: ascii(5), deckanji(5), eucJP(5), i18n_intro(5),
i18n_printing(5), iconv_intro(5), iso2022jp(5),
Japanese(5), jiskanji(5), l10n_intro(5), sdeckanji(5)
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