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Re: Locale-related questions

In article <qAfPA-1Jf-13@gated-at.bofh.it> Nicolas George <george@nsup.org> wrote:
> wchar_t portably. For starters, the i4s at microsoft decided that 64k
> characters should be enough for everyone, so if your cross-platform includes
> microsoftisms, you can not use wchar_t to represent an Unicode code point.
> The i4s at sun had other interesting ideas on how to make the coding for
> wchar_t itself depend on the locale.

I understand the reference to (the mess from) MS (although at that
time everyone in America did think 64k would be enough characters for
everyone, didn't they?), but not the one to Sun.

Were they the ones that made sure that C's wchar_t is standardized as
it it? Care to enlighten me?


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