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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for mb_cur_max (redhat section 3)

MB_CUR_MAX(3)						     Linux Programmer's Manual						     MB_CUR_MAX(3)

NAME
MB_CUR_MAX - maximum length of a multibyte character in the current locale
SYNOPSIS
#include <stdlib.h>
DESCRIPTION
The MB_CUR_MAX macro defines an integer expression giving the maximum number of bytes needed to represent a single wide character in the current locale. It is locale dependent and therefore not a compile-time constant.
RETURN VALUE
An integer >= 1 and <= MB_LEN_MAX. The value 1 denotes traditional 8-bit encoded characters.
CONFORMING TO
ANSI C, POSIX.1
SEE ALSO
MB_LEN_MAX(3), mblen(3), mbtowc(3), mbstowcs(3), wctomb(3), wcstombs(3) Linux 1999-07-04 MB_CUR_MAX(3)