Multi byte parser in Fixed length file in 7.1.2

We are using flat file parser in WM 7.1.2.Our flat file is Fixed Length but it has ASCII and Some Japanese Characters… When we try to Parse through the flat file parser(convertToValues),all the information after the Japanese characters get Shifted!

WM documentation says , multi byte parsing is taken care of automatically in 7.1.

Has anybody used it successfully or do we need special packages for this? If so, please provide some details.

The key is in specifying the correct character encoding. Specify the right encoding/character set name for the Japanese character set being used and it should work.