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NAME

MB_LEN_MAX - maximum multibyte length of a character across all locales

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Notes
Colophon

SYNOPSIS


#include <limits.h> 

DESCRIPTION

The MB_LEN_MAX macro is the upper bound for the number of bytes needed to represent a single wide character, across all locales.

RETURN VALUE

A constant integer greater than zero.

CONFORMING TO

C99, POSIX.1-2001.

NOTES

The entities MB_LEN_MAX and sizeof(wchar_t) are totally unrelated. In glibc, MB_LEN_MAX is typically 6 while sizeof(wchar_t) is 4.

SEE ALSO

MB_CUR_MAX(3)

COLOPHON

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Linux MB_LEN_MAX (3) 1999-07-04
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