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shift sequence:  A keyboard technique for text entry in a language that uses more than one character set, such as Japanese which uses a mix of ideographs, Latin characters, and Japanese phonetic characters.  The user enters a shift sequence to switch from one character encoding scheme to another.  Electronically, each character is preceded by a shift sequence byte that identifies its character set.