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MSKANJI(5)               DragonFly File Formats Manual              MSKANJI(5)


mskanji -- Shift-JIS (MS Kanji) encoding for Japanese text




Shift-JIS, also known as MS Kanji or SJIS, is an encoding system for Japanese characters, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It encodes the characters from the JIS X 0201 (ASCII/JIS-Roman) and JIS X 0208 (Japanese) character sets as sequences of either one or two bytes. Characters from the ASCII/JIS-Roman character set are encoded as single bytes between 0x00 and 0x7F (ASCII) or 0xA1 and 0xDF (Half-width katakana). Characters from the JIS X 0208 character set are encoded as two bytes. The first ranges from 0x81 - 0x9F, 0xE0 - 0xEA, 0xED - 0xEE (not JIS: NEC-selected IBM extended characters), 0xF0 - 0xF9 (not JIS: user defined), or 0xFA - 0xFC (not JIS: IBM extended characters). The second byte ranges from 0x40 - 0xFC, excluding 0x7F (delete).


euc(5), utf8(5) DragonFly 3.5 August 7, 2003 DragonFly 3.5

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