libstdc++/19207: wstring doesn't work

Chris Faylor
Wed Mar 24 15:55:00 GMT 1999

On Wed, Mar 24, 1999 at 03:42:43PM -0800, Angela Marie Thomas wrote:
>>Angela Marie Thomas <> writes:
>>> What information do you need to know?
>>Does the libc support any wide character stuff?  Especially the
>>iswspace() function and friends?  If this is not the case CygWin will
>>end up in the "wchar_t unsupported" categoryuntil this is fixed.
>The libc that we ship with Cygwin is newlib.  However, I believe it
>is augmented by things in winsup.  I've Cc'd the gnu-win32-local
>folks in the event that they can offer you the more specific info
>that you need.

Cygwin relies exclusively on newlib for the wide character support.
Here's what it exports:


I'm also including the newlib mailing list in this.  Maybe somebody
there is aware of how much functionality is available.


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