Thread: Unicode 2 byte wide characters

  1. #16
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    i did read the man page... from my re-reading i changed %C to %c but otherwise i dont know what to do -- arg1 is a pointer to a wide char array? arg2 is the maximum length of the string (?) arg 3 is the format and the rest are referred to in the format...

    is this correct?

    ps, dont get my wrong i love how you dont tell me, but rather let me learn on my own (i just need a small extra clue )

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    ok im going for the sprintf the bytes to a char array and going from there i found this piece of code does not compile

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <wchar.h>
    
    int main() {
    
    
            char ch[] = {0x00, 0x6C, 0x00, 0x6F, 0x00, 0x00};
            printf("%S", (wchar_t*)ch);
    
    return 0;
    
    }
    at all i tried it on multiple architectures.. nothing. right now if i could print the array file_name then i would be a happy person. another thing, does creat() take UTF-16?

    thanks

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    The following works for me in VS2005
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <wchar.h>
    
    int main() 
    {
        char ch[] = {0x6C, 0x00, 0x6F, 0x00, 0x00,0x00 };
        wchar_t* pCh = (wchar_t*)ch;
        wprintf(L"%s\n", pCh);
        printf("%S\n", pCh);
        return 0;
    }
    I have no gcc to check it as well
    All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection,
    except for the problem of too many layers of indirection.
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    that interprets it as a 1 byte string, becuase it prints 'l' (ell) and quits, also if you add a trailing 0x00, (which is evident in my string) then it doesnt print anything...

    this is becming an annoyance... is it really that hard to print a 16 bit character string?

    (Im not paying out on you, im just surprised :s)

    thanks

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