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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 UsageRow Range Number of Characters Code Range

JIS X020885-94940F5A1-FEFE
JIS X021278-941598SS3 [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.

Codeset Conversion

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

Converting from and to the DEC Kanji codeset: deckanji(5). eucJP_sdeckanji, sdeckanji_eucJP
Converting from and to Japanese Extended UNIX Code: eucJP(5). ISO-2022-JP_sdeckanji, sdeckanji_ISO-2022JP
Converting from and to the ISO 2022-JP codeset: iso2022jp(5). ISO-2022-JPext_sdeckanji, sdeckanji_ISO-2022JPext
Converting from and to the ISO 2022-JP Extended codeset: iso2022jp(5). JIS7_sdeckanji or jiskanji7_sdeckanji, sdeckanji_JIS7 or sdeckanji_jiskanji7
Converting from and to 7-bit JIS Kanji code: jiskanji(5). SJIS_sdeckanji, sdeckanji_SJIS
Converting from and to the Shift JIS codeset: SJIS(5).
Shift JIS encoding is identical to encoding used in the Microsoft Japanese code page for PC systems. Therefore, you can use these converters to convert Japanese characters between Super DEC Kanji and PC code-page format. For information on how the operating system supports PC code pages, see code_page(5). UCS-2_sdeckanji, sdeckanji_UCS-2
Converting from and to UCS-2 format: Unicode(5). UCS-4_sdeckanji, sdeckanji_UCS-4
Converting from and to UCS-4 format: Unicode(5). UTF-8_sdeckanji, sdeckanji_UTF-8
Converting from and to UTF--8 format: Unicode(5).

Font Support for Super DEC Kanji

For display devices, the operating system supports sdeckanji code by converting it to deckanji and using fonts available for deckanji.

Refer to i18n_printing(5) and Japanese(5) for information about supporting print jobs that contain Japanese characters.


Commands: locale(1)

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)



Codeset Conversion
Font Support for Super DEC Kanji

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