MB_CUR_MAX - Man Page

maximum length of a multibyte character in the current locale


Standard C library (libc)


#include <stdlib.h>


The MB_CUR_MAX macro defines an integer expression giving the maximum number of bytes needed to represent a single wide character in the current locale. This value is locale dependent and therefore not a compile-time constant.

Return Value

An integer in the range [1, MB_LEN_MAX]. The value 1 denotes traditional 8-bit encoded characters.


POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C99.

See Also

MB_LEN_MAX(3), mblen(3), mbstowcs(3), mbtowc(3), wcstombs(3), wctomb(3)

Referenced By

MB_LEN_MAX(3), mbtowc(3), wctomb(3).

2022-10-09 Linux man-pages 6.02