Character sets used in the early days of computing had only six, seven, or eight bits for each character: there was never a case where more than eight bits (one byte) were used to represent a single character. The limitations of this approach became more apparent as more people grappled with non-Roman character sets, where not all the characters that make up a language’s character set can be represented by 2^8 choices. This chapter shows the functionality that was added to the C library to support multiple character sets.
|• Extended Char Intro:||Introduction to Extended Characters.|
|• Charset Function Overview:||Overview about Character Handling Functions.|
|• Restartable multibyte conversion:||Restartable multibyte conversion Functions.|
|• Non-reentrant Conversion:||Non-reentrant Conversion Function.|
|• Generic Charset Conversion:||Generic Charset Conversion.|