Re: [Draft] Writing i18n apps with glibc 2.2
On Mon, Oct 16, 2000 at 08:21:34PM +1100, Roger So wrote:
> So, given a stream of bytes which might contain multibyte characters,
> how would I test whether a byte is, say, printable? Do I need to test
> for MB_CUR_MIN to MB_CUR_MAX number of bytes instead of individual
> bytes? (seems wildly inefficient ...)
You need to convert the multibyte stream to widechar stream, and work
with widechars using iswprint.
> Also, in glibc, are widechars always in Unicode? (UCS-4?)
Yes, currently glibc use ucs4 to represent widechar internally. However
we'd better not to make any assumption when writing a program.
> Then zh_HK should copy "zh_CN" instead ...?
I'd love to see that :).
> I shall have a closer look. Also it seems that an en_HK locale would be
> nice for people like me :)
Then, go ahead make one. It shouldn't be too much different from en_GB, right?
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