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Re: default character encoding for everything in debian

Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 09:40:35PM +0200, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
>> In article <[🔎] 20090811183800.GE5487@const.famille.thibault.fr> you wrote:
>>> Not necessarily.  Any sane implementation should just use wchar_t
>> Which could be UTF16 and therefore still has complicatd length semantics. 
> No, wchar_t is UCS-4 (or UCS-2 in esoteric implementations like
> Windows).

No wchar_t is locale dependent (per POSIX).

BTW on gcc:

    Set the wide execution character set, used for wide string and
character constants. The default is UTF-32 or UTF-16, whichever
corresponds to the width of wchar_t. As with -fexec-charset, charset can
be any encoding supported by the system's iconv library routine;
however, you will have problems with encodings that do not fit exactly
in wchar_t.

Note that default encoding is UTF-8, thus giving a UTF-32 wchar_t
in most developer machines.


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