SAX/C++: UTF-8 v UTF-16

Steinar Bang sb at
Mon Dec 6 14:38:20 GMT 1999

>>>>> Lars Marius Garshol <larsga at>:

> * James Clark
>> Unfortunately wchar_t isn't guaranteed to be UTF-16.  Some platforms
>> make it 32-bits.

> gcc 2.95 on Linux does, at least. I don't know what it does on other
> platforms.

Ugh... that would be one of my target compilers eventually(*). :-/

I saw some discussion on the libstc++-v3 mailing list about having to
make wchar_t 32 bit, to make it able to hold UCS-4.  I didn't know it
ended up being the case.

(*) I'm currently using 1.2-pre2, because it was the first one that
    worked for me since egcs-1.0.3 and I probably won't upgrade again
    until gcc is reasonably stable.  And I'm currently not using
    wstring and wchar_t

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