MB_LEN_MAX man page

MB_LEN_MAX — maximum multibyte length of a character across all locales

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, in any of the supported locales.

Return Value

A constant integer greater than zero.

Conforming to

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

Notes

The entities MB_LEN_MAX and sizeof(wchar_t) are totally unrelated. In glibc, MB_LEN_MAX is typically 16 (6 in glibc versions earlier than 2.2) while sizeof(wchar_t) is 4.

See Also

MB_CUR_MAX(3)

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Referenced By

MB_CUR_MAX(3).

2015-07-23 Linux Linux Programmer's Manual