RE: UNIX Wide Char to Unicode

From: Gianni Mariani (
Date: Wed Sep 02 1998 - 22:29:58 EDT

The only "correct" way to do this is to convert to "mb" and then
convert to Unicode ! I'm not sure where Solaris is going, but there
were some efforts to make some versions of UNIX wchar's be UCS-4.

You may be able to use "iconv" to convert from "mb" to some UTF
of your choice. I'm not sure what solaris provides as standard
conversions in iconv.

-----Original Message-----
From: Smita Desai []
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 1998 8:49 AM
To: Unicode List
Subject: UNIX Wide Char to Unicode


Can anyone please help me with converting wide character as defined in
Solaris and other Unix platforms to Unicode. There is an ANSI C function
mbtowc and wctomb, but that does not convert to Unicode.


Smita Desai
Software Engineer, Internationalization
InConcert, Inc.

Tel - 617.499.4427
Fax - 617.499.4409

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