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NAME

MB_LEN_MAX - maximum multibyte length of a character across all locales

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Synopsis
Description
Notes

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, across all locales.

"RETURN VALUE"

A constant integer >= 1.

"CONFORMING TO"

ANSI C, POSIX.1

NOTES

The entities MB_LEN_MAX and sizeof(wchar_t) are totally unrelated. In the GNU libc, MB_LEN_MAX is typically 6 while sizeof(wchar_t) is 4.

"SEE ALSO"

MB_CUR_MAX(3)


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