Shift-JIS Encoding

This section provides a quick introduction of Shift-JIS, also called MS Kanji, encoding, which maps a JIS X0208 character to a 2-byte sequence using a complicated schema designed by Microsoft.

Shift-JIS: An encoding for JIS X0208 character set. It is a 8-bit encoding with 1 to 2 bytes per character:

Number Of   Valid Range
Bytes       Byte 1        Byte 2       

   1        0x21 - 0x7F	(for ASCII)
   1        0xA1 - 0xDF (for Katakana)
   2        0x81 - 0x9F   0x40 - 0x7E
   2        0xE0 - 0xEF   0x80 - 0xFC

Shift-JIS, also called MS Kanji, is a Microsoft standard (codepage 932). The encoding schema is not straightforward. Please read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shift_JIS for more details.

Last update: 2009.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Character Sets and Encodings

 ASCII Character Set and Encoding

 GB2312 Character Set and Encoding

 GB18030 Character Set and Encoding

JIS X0208 Character Set and Encodings

 JIS X0208 Character Set for Japanese Characters

 JIS X0208 Character Code Values

 EUC-JP Encoding

 ISO-2022-JP Encoding

Shift-JIS Encoding

 Unicode Character Set

 UTF-8 (Unicode Transformation Format - 8-Bit)

 UTF-16, UTF-16BE and UTF-16LE Encodings

 UTF-32, UTF-32BE and UTF-32LE Encodings

 Java Language and Unicode Characters

 Character Encoding in Java

 Character Set Encoding Maps

 Encoding Conversion Programs for Encoded Text Files

 Using Notepad as a Unicode Text Editor

 Using Microsoft Word as a Unicode Text Editor

 Using Microsoft Excel as a Unicode Text Editor

 Unicode Fonts

 Unicode Code Point Blocks - Code Charts

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version