Section (3) MB_LEN_MAX


mb_len_max(3) — Linux manual pages
Linux manual pages Section 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)

COLOPHON

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