sdeckanji(5)sdeckanji(5)NAMEsdeckanji - 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 Char‐ Code Range
JIS X0208 85-94 940 F5A1-FEFE
JIS X0212 78-94 1598 SS3 [EEA1-FEFE]
UDC 1-94 8836 A121-FE7E
The representation of ASCII/JIS Roman, JIS X0208 and User-Defined Char‐
acters (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
The following codeset converter pairs are available for converting Ja‐
panese 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. deck‐
Converting from and to the DEC Kanji codeset: deckanji(5).
Converting from and to Japanese Extended UNIX Code: eucJP(5).
Converting from and to the ISO 2022-JP codeset: iso2022jp(5).
Converting from and to the ISO 2022-JP Extended codeset:
iso2022jp(5). JIS7_sdeckanji or jiskanji7_sdeckanji, sdeck‐
anji_JIS7 or sdeckanji_jiskanji7
Converting from and to 7-bit JIS Kanji code: jiskanji(5).
Converting from and to the Shift JIS codeset: SJIS(5).
Shift JIS encoding is identical to encoding used in the Micro‐
soft 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).
Converting from and to UTF-16 format: Unicode(5). UCS-4_sdeck‐
Converting from and to UCS-4 format: Unicode(5). UTF-8_sdeck‐
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 sup‐
porting 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)sdeckanji(5)