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shiftjis(5)							   shiftjis(5)

       shiftjis, SJIS - A character encoding system (codeset) for Japanese

       The  Shift JIS (SJIS) codeset consists of the following character sets:
       JIS X0201 JIS X0208 User-Defined Characters (UDC)

   Shift JIS Encoding
       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  charac‐
       ters are encoded by setting the most significant bit (MSB) of each byte
       to on. For more information on JIS X0201	 characters,  refer  to	 deck‐
       anji(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, char‐
       acters  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
       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 conversion.

       For printers,  the  operating  system  supports	only  printer-resident
       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).

       Commands: locale(1)

       Others:	ascii(5),  deckanji(5),	 eucJP(5),  i18n_intro(5), i18n_print‐
       ing(5),	 iconv_intro(5),   iso2022jp(5),   Japanese(5),	  jiskanji(5),
       l10n_intro(5), sdeckanji(5)


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