[vdr] trouble with asprintf

Ludwig Nussel ludwig.nussel at suse.de
Mon Feb 11 15:29:11 CET 2008

Darren Salt wrote:
> I demand that Ludwig Nussel may or may not have written...
> [snip]
> > asprintf needs to check for multibyte characters to not cut them in
> > the middle and produce invalid output.
> No - it's encoding-neutral. What you want is your own version which does that

Try the following with 'LANG=C' and 'LANG=de_DE.UTF-8'. You will
notice that in the latter case it will not cut the umlaut.

#define _GNU_SOURCE
#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <locale.h>

int main(void)
	char* buffer;
	char artist[] = "Haegar";
	int ret;
	setlocale(LC_ALL, "");
	ret = asprintf(&buffer,"%.2s\n",artist);
	printf("%d bytes\n", ret);
	return 0;


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