unicode libraries

From: schererm@us.ibm.com
Date: Tue Aug 17 1999 - 13:38:09 EDT

about unicode support api's, there is a number of them available.
one is available at


after this, some self-advertising (:-) for the ibm classes for unicode, which
are open-source, work on a number of platforms including linux and windows, and
we are continuing to work on them and adding functionality. we are working on
have a look at the icu link at




Markus Scherer IBM Cupertino, CA schererm@us.ibm.com

jfieber@indiana.edu on 99-08-16 17:38:24

To: Unicode List <unicode@unicode.org>
Subject: Re: combining/fullwidth support for xterm

On Mon, 16 Aug 1999, Markus Kuhn wrote:

> It would be nice to have something like these in glibc and similar
> libraries.

It would be nice for useful unicode support APIs to *not* be in
glibc, but rather in a highly portable unicode support library.
Contrary to what many seem to think, there are actually people
who have good reasons to use non-linux systems both now and in
the forseeable future. ;-)

Of course, this is tricky for some gray areas such as C's
extensible ctype mechanisim and ANSI C functions that directly
benifict from unicode awareness as you suggest for printf.


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