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I must implement UNICODE using Wide Characters in C. I noticed that in STDLIB.H in the INC directory the following is defined:

typedef char wchar_t;

Shouldn't wchat_t be defined as an unsigned int or and unsigned short?


Yes. It probably should. However, the Keil C251 Compiler V2 and earlier does not support wide characters.

The tools do not use this data type, so you are free to change it to whatever suits your needs. Note that printf and the other library routines to not support wide characters. So, you'll have to write your own routines to provide that support.

We may incorporate wide character support in future releases of the tools.


Article last edited on: 2005-08-03 16:50:42

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