NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | CONFORMING TO | NOTES | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

MB_LEN_MAX(3)             Linux Programmer's Manual            MB_LEN_MAX(3)

NAME         top

       MB_LEN_MAX  -  maximum  multibyte  length  of  a character across all
       locales

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <limits.h>

DESCRIPTION         top

       The MB_LEN_MAX macro is the upper bound for the number of bytes
       needed to represent a single wide character, in any of the supported
       locales.

RETURN VALUE         top

       A constant integer greater than zero.

CONFORMING TO         top

       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C99.

NOTES         top

       The entities MB_LEN_MAX and sizeof(wchar_t) are totally unrelated.
       In glibc, MB_LEN_MAX is typically 16 (6 in glibc versions earlier
       than 2.2) while sizeof(wchar_t) is 4.

SEE ALSO         top

       MB_CUR_MAX(3)

COLOPHON         top

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Linux                            2015-07-23                    MB_LEN_MAX(3)