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bug#7948: 16-bit wchar_t on Windows and Cygwin

From: Ulf Zibis
Subject: bug#7948: 16-bit wchar_t on Windows and Cygwin
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2011 13:57:30 +0100
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv: Gecko/20101207 Thunderbird/3.1.7


I think there is a kind of similar bug in discussion on GNU:
bug#7960: [PATCH] fmt: fix formatting multibyte text (bug #7372)


Am 02.02.2011 18:51, schrieb Paul Eggert:
On 02/02/11 03:29, Bruno Haible wrote:
   - Define a type 'wwchar_t' on all platforms, equivalent to uint32_t
     on Windows platforms and to 'wchar_t' otherwise.
As a minor point, would it be OK to call this type
'xchar_t' instead?  'x' is the successor to 'w', after all,
and it can be thought of as an abbreviation for 'eXtended'.

A problem with the 'ww' prefix is that mentally I start thinking
"World Wide ..."

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