Shift-JIS character encoding is stored in the same byte order regardless of the platform's endian format. The NCHAR compiler directive helps you work with double-byte character sets. See NCHAR for more information.
If an application containing Shift-JIS characters has been compiled using a Shift-JIS locale then the application can only be correctly interpreted by a platform that uses a Shift-JIS locale. In addition, different platforms might support a different set of Shift-JIS characters.
If you need your applications to be portable between platforms and contain Japanese character encoding then Micro Focus recommends you use Unicode.