wchar_t support status
Mon Feb 3 23:26:00 GMT 2003
Alexander Stepanov wrote:
> Who can tell me what is the current status of the wchar_t support in the
What do you mean specifically? If you build the docs, you can see the
various wchar_t routines supported. For example, there are wide character string
routines in the libc/string directory, conversion routines in libc/stdlib,
and various character classification and mapping functions in the libc/ctype directory.
There are a number of C99 routines that are not supported such as wchar I/O routines,
wchar numeric conversion routines, wchar time conversion routines, and
The only wide-character languages currently supported are Japanese: JIS, S-JIS, EUC-JP,
and UTF-8. These are activated by setting the LC_CTYPE locale to one of:
"C-JIS", "C-SJIS", "C-EUCJP", or "C-UTF-8".
> Is it only in the CVS snapshot now?
No, a new release 1.11.0 was recently cut which has all of this support.
I neglected to update the NEWS page but I will do so shortly.
> Is there any development progress towards next release of the newlib?
Not for a while. I'll assume you didn't know about 1.11.0.
-- Jeff J.
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