16.10 - Japanese Encoding Schemes - Teradata Database

Teradata Database International Character Set Support

prodname
Teradata Database
vrm_release
16.10
created_date
June 2017
category
Configuration
User Guide
featnum
B035-1125-161K

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.