Subject: Re: Type for wide characters
To: Julian Coleman <J.D.Coleman@newcastle.ac.uk>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 10/02/1999 09:54:17
>> Probably, int (32bit on both ILP32 and LP64 systems) for wchat_t/attr_t,
>> and long long for chtype.
>Apologies, I should have added a few more definitions to my previous mail.
>chtype only needs to handle `normal' characters plus their attributes. For
>wide characters, the characters (wchar_t) are held separately from their
>attributes (attr_t). This is why I thought int for all three types.
(I have no access to wchar_t capable libcurses standard docs, so
correct me if I'm wrong)
Could you please let me know about more detail? wchar_t is for
handling both wide chars and normal (ASCII) chars in a uniform manner.
Therefore, it makes more sense to me if you always use wchar_t and
Of course, for characters with width-on-screen bigger than normal
ASCII chars, you will need "offset on screen" field in backing store
structure. You may want to fill the field with 0 for normal (ASCII)