MB_LEN_MAX (3)

NAME

MB_LEN_MAX - maximum multibyte length of a character across all locales

SYNOPSIS

#include <limits.h>

DESCRIPTION

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

A constant integer greater than zero.

CONFORMING TO

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

NOTES

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

MB_CUR_MAX(3)

Information

Source
Linux kernel
OS/version
Linux
Source updated
July 23, 2015
Page created
February 9, 2018
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December 2, 2018