Re: UTF-8, ISO C Am.1, and POSIX

From: Keld J|rn Simonsen (
Date: Tue Aug 12 1997 - 19:16:22 EDT

"Markus G. Kuhn" writes:

> Keld J|rn Simonsen wrote on 1997-08-10 20:12 UTC:
> > We have in the ISO POSIX WG been thru all POSIX standards to see
> > what changes we should do to the standards to accomodate UCS.
> I guess, pretty much the only thing required in the POSIX standard for UTF-8
> is a standardized way to tell the locale mechanism that the character encoding
> used is UTF-8. UTF-8 is a little bit more than yet another character
> table, so there should be some locale flag or something like this that
> allows me to tell libc that UTF-8 is the used encoding.

Sandra has already replied well to Markus' remarks, but I would like to
add that adding flags to the interface for specific encodings is
a violation of the C/POSIX locale model, where the same program, without
change (in source at least) is able to handle any encoding and


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