Subject: Re: utf-8 and userland
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.org>
From: James K. Lowden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/12/2004 20:02:45
On Sat, 13 Mar 2004, Noriyuki Soda <email@example.com> wrote:
> >>>>> On Fri, 12 Mar 2004 13:23:09 -0800, "Wolfgang S. Rupprecht"
> > I wonder if there is already a table of tables listing the chars that
> > can safely be output for each codeset.
> Yes, you can use iswprintf(3) by converting the multibyte characters
> to wide characters.
I don't see how that can be right. iswprint(3) takes a wint_t argument;
the UTF-8 character will be a sequence of 1-4 bytes. Even if you redefine
the argument, how is ls(1) supposed to know where the character boundaries
It's my understanding that "wide characters" refer to a class of encodings
that predate Unicode and UTF-8. New times, new features....