Re: mbstowcs and UNICODE

From: Michael Kung (
Date: Thu Dec 04 1997 - 14:44:41 EST

There are several options you can choose:
1) Platform dependent way: iconv() is available on most of platforms you
subscribed, not on NT. However, you may need the 'open option' on the
side. It is the POSIX based support in MVS. IBM folks can clarify it for
you. The catch here is that it is up to vendors about the actual
implementation and the result (this is the critical for user).
2) Platform independent way. Contact Keld about GNU C library on the
conversion and port it. Or do your own version. :)
Michael Kung
40P-972 Phone: (650) 506-6954
Manager, Server Globalization Technology Fax: (650) 506-7225
Languages and Object Relational Technology Email:

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I'm working on a project that needs to convert different character sets
to Unicode and vice versa, on several platforms.
In the NT platform this can actually be done by calling the ANSI C
functions mbstowcs and wcstombs.
Do you have any idea if these functions do conversion to and from UNICODE
Are there other native functions to do these conversions ?


Beni Hoffman
Level8 Systems 03-5582608

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