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Re: print encoded string on stdout
On Mon, 12 Jan 2009, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> Am 12.01.2009 um Mo, 12. 01 2009, 21:06 schrieb Iain Hibbert:
> > I am given a data buffer (const, not nul terminated) claiming to contain
> > an encoded text string and I know the language & encoding (likely "en" &
> > "UTF-8" but no guarantee) and I want to safely display this string on
> > stdout.
> > I'm frankly lost in a maze of twisty manpages (and, although there was
> > some massive citrus update recently I've not caught up yet), probably I
> > need mbstowcs() and a wprintf() but I'm typically ignorant ASCII user.
> > How do I do this, is there any simple example I could look at?
> Just printf it, and hope that the displaying terminal will do the work for
In essence that is what my initial hack does, though I filtered with
if (!sdp_get_str(data, &str))
if (encoding != NULL)
printf("(%s) ", encoding);
for (n = 0; n < sizeof(buffer) && str.next + n < str.end; n++)
buffer[n] = (isprint(str.next[n]) ? str.next[n] : '.');
printf("\"%.*s\"\n", n, buffer);
I was just hoping for something a little more flexible as I suppose that
won't work with japanese for instance?
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