Re: Multibyte definition

From: Suzanne Topping (
Date: Thu Mar 16 2000 - 16:07:02 EST


Atsushi Kaneko, Manager of Software Localization Engineering at Autodesk,
gave a presentation on Windows software localization in March 1999 at a
SimulTrans forum. A summary of that presentation can be found at

The summary includes quite a bit of information about MBCS. For example, it
lists run-time library functions which can handle MBCS in Visual C++ such as
"isleadbyte()", "_ismbblead()", "_ismbbtrail()", "_mbschr()" or "_mbsrchr"

Perhaps the summary would be helpful in your research on the term
"multibyte" as it relates to C development.

Suzanne Topping
Localization Unlimited
(Globalization Process Improvement Consulting and Training)

----- Original Message -----
From: Jeff Moles <>
To: Unicode List <>
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2000 12:53 PM
Subject: Multibyte definition

> All,
> Can anyone tell be a precise definition of the word "multibyte" as
> to in the standard C library? What is the relationship between it and
> encodings?
> Jeff Moles
> Sr. Staff Engineer
> Samsung Telecommunications
> 1130 E. Arapaho Rd.
> Richardson, TX 75081
> (972) 761-7638

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