Japanese Encoding Schemes | Teradata Vantage - 17.20 - Japanese Encoding Schemes - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

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

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.20
Published
June 2022
Last Update
2022-06-24
Content Type
Configuration
User Guide
Publication ID
B035-1125-172K
Language
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.