How to Convert Japanese Shift-JIS Text to UTF-8 –

Python solution, From shift-jis to UTF-8 –

How to extract zip file which contains filenames with SHIFT_JIS encoding in Ubuntu –

ICU User Guide’s Conversion Data –

General questions, relating to UTF or Encoding Form –

Encodings of Japanese – –

Convert file from ISO-8859-1 to some Japanese encoding? (iconv errors) –

Windows Code page 932 –
“…Windows-31J is often mistaken for Shift JIS: while similar, the distinction is significant for computer programmers wishing to avoid mojibake, and a good reason to use the unambiguous UTF-8 instead…”

Consider avoidance of Mojibake, 文字化け, “unintelligible sequence of characters” –

Shift-JIS is an older variable-length encoding which does not have the “byte oriented string searching algorithm” property and therefore, makes string-matching algorithms rather complicated.