MB_LEN_MAX(3) — Linux manual page

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 maximum 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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