sdeckanji - A character encoding system (codeset) for Japanese
The Super DEC Kanji codeset extends the DEC Kanji codeset to support the CS2 (JIS Katakana) and CS3 (JIS X0212) character sets that are also included in the Japanese EUC codeset. Super DEC Kanji is therefore a superset of both DEC Kanji and Japanese EUC and can handle data encoded in either DEC Kanji or Japanese EUC. The codeset was implemented to ease the transition from DEC Kanji, which is proprietary encoding, to Japanese EUC, which is encoding specified by an industry standard.
In addition to supporting standard Japanese character sets, Super DEC Kanji provides three areas for defining User-Defined Characters (UDC). The UDC areas are as follows:
|Area Usage||Row Range||Number of Characters||Code Range|
|JIS X0212||78-94||1598||SS3 [EEA1-FEFE]|
The representation of ASCII/JIS Roman, JIS X0208 and User-Defined Characters
(UDC) in Super DEC Kanji is the same as that in DEC Kanji. The representation
of CS2 and CS3 in Super DEC Kanji is the same as that in Japanese EUC.
The following codeset converter pairs are available for converting Japanese characters between sdeckanji and other encoding formats. Refer to iconv_intro(5) for an introduction to codeset conversion. For more information about the other codeset for which sdeckanji is the input or output, see the reference page specified in the list item. deckanji_sdeckanji, sdeckanji_deckanji
For display devices, the operating system supports sdeckanji code by converting it to deckanji and using fonts available for deckanji.
about supporting print jobs that contain Japanese characters.
Others: ascii(5), code_page(5), deckanji(5), eucJP(5), i18n_intro(5), i18n_printing(5), iconv_intro(5), iso2022jp(5), Japanese(5), jiskanji(5), l10n_intro(5), shiftjis(5), Unicode(5)