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Re: printing wchar_t*
Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
On Fri, Apr 14, 2006 at 03:55:49PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Anyway, UTF-16 is a variable-length encoding, so wchar_t is not it.
There's a rant about this in the glibc manual I was just reading...
In fact, on many platforms, wchar_t is only 16-bit. How exactly you
handle UTF-8 or UCS-4 input in this case, I don't really understand.
Seems clear, you can only represent a limited range of codes if you
only have 16 bits!
UTF-8 is a variable length encoding that can represent any character
in the 32-bit range. Obviously if you have to construct wchar_t
values from UTF-8 input, then you will not be able to represent
characters whose codes exceed 65535. Same with UCS-4.