On Jan 26, 2009, at 1:58 PM, Svein Halvor Halvorsen wrote:
As far as I can see, printf is not calculating strings lengths correctly when using utf-8 encoding. Either that, or I'm using byte count, and can't find the character count :-/

printf(1) explicitly states that it works with ASCII and ANSI X3.159-1989 (``ANSI C89'') character escapes, and it also notes:

Multibyte characters are not recognized in format strings (this is only a
     problem if `%' can appear inside a multibyte character).

Some platforms have a printf_l(3) which is locale/xlocale-aware, but there doesn't seem to be a corresponding CLI utility which understands Unicode/UTF8/widechars.


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