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 super-
set 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 Code Range
Number of Char-
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 Charac-
ters (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 Japanese
characters between sdeckanji and other encoding formats. Refer to
iconv_intro(5) for an introduction to codeset conversion. For more informa-
tion 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
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 con-
verters 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 con-
verting 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.
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)