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EUC(5)			  FreeBSD File Formats Manual			EUC(5)

NAME
     euc -- EUC	encoding of wide characters

SYNOPSIS
     ENCODING "EUC"

     VARIABLE len1 mask1 len2 mask2 len3 mask3 len4 mask4 mask

DESCRIPTION
     EUC implements a system of	4 multibyte codesets.  A multibyte character
     in	the first codeset consists of len1 bytes starting with a byte in the
     range of 0x00 to 0x7f.  To	allow use of ASCII, len1 is always 1.  A
     multibyte character in the	second codeset consists	of len2	bytes starting
     with a byte in the	range of 0x80-0xff excluding 0x8e and 0x8f.  A multi-
     byte character in the third codeset consists of len3 bytes	starting with
     the byte 0x8e.  A multibyte character in the fourth codeset consists of
     len4 bytes	starting with the byte 0x8f.

     The wchar_t encoding of EUC multibyte characters is dependent on the len
     and mask arguments.  First, the bytes are moved into a wchar_t as fol-
     lows:

     byte0 << ((lenN-1)	* 8) | byte1 <<	((lenN-2) * 8) | ... | bytelenN-1

     The result	is then	ANDed with ~mask and ORed with maskN.  Codesets	2 and
     3 are special in that the leading byte (0x8e or 0x8f) is first removed
     and the lenN argument is reduced by 1.

     For example, the ja_JP.eucJP locale has the following VARIABLE line:

     VARIABLE	     1 0x0000 2	0x8080 2 0x0080	3 0x8000 0x8080

     Codeset 1 consists	of the values 0x0000 - 0x007f.

     Codeset 2 consists	of the values who have the bits	0x8080 set.

     Codeset 3 consists	of the values 0x0080 - 0x00ff.

     Codeset 4 consists	of the values 0x8000 - 0xff7f excluding	the values
     which have	the 0x0080 bit set.

     Notice that the global mask is set	to 0x8080, this	implies	that from
     those 2 bits the codeset can be determined.

SEE ALSO
     mklocale(1), setlocale(3)

FreeBSD	9.3		       November	8, 2003			   FreeBSD 9.3

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