RE: What's in a wchar_t string on unix?

From: Carl W. Brown (
Date: Tue Mar 02 2004 - 10:00:50 EST

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    >For each of the popular unices (Solaris,
    >HP-UX, AIX, and - if possible - linux),
    >can anyone answer the following question:

    >Assuming that the locale is set to Unicode,
    >what is in a wchar_t string? Is it UTF-32
    >or pseudo-UTF-16 (i.e. UTF-16 code units,
    >zero-extended to 32 bits)?

    In the case of Solaris it is not Unicode so be careful. There elected to
    implement a nun-Unicode wide character set.


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