Japanese Encoding Schemes | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - Japanese Encoding Schemes - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Advanced SQL Engine International Character Set Support

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
User Guide
Publication ID
English (United States)

Because thousands of characters are required to write Japanese, it is not possible to represent all characters as a single-byte. For this reason, Japanese character sets use either:

  • A multibyte mapping standard.
  • The combination of a multibyte standard to handle most of the enormous number of required characters, and a single-byte standard to efficiently code a smaller number of frequently used characters.