Subject: Re: Type for wide characters
To: Julian Coleman <>
From: Todd Whitesel <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/05/1999 02:25:22
>   Thus it would be useful to know what type to use for
> wchar_t, so that I can make attr_t the same.  I've had a request to make it
> a fixed width type, so how about u_int32_t?

Yes. Go with this. There is an ISO character set standard (eclipsed by
unicode, thankfully) which uses 4-byte characters.

I forget the ISO number, but something like 10617 feels close.

Todd Whitesel
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