Re: [xml] Using wchar_t string with libxml2.

On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 12:26:09PM +0000, Arthur_Yarwood scee net wrote:
  You must convert your wide strings into UTF-8 strings before passing 
to the libxml2 API. I think
is clear about that. If not I take patches to make this clearer.

Ok, does that mean there could possibly be a loss of data, for characters 
that need two bytes? Or have I got the wrong end of the stick when it 
comes to storing Unicode strings?

I've just tried using 'wcstombs()' to convert my wide string to a 
multi-byte string, which I can then BAD_CAST to xmlChar. Is this the 
correct way of doing this? I just tried passing a random arabic string 
through wcstombs() and it fails, because it cannot a wide character. 

  You need to find the way to convert your input. UTF-8 can handlle the
full Unicode range.

How should I convert my random arabic string to utf-8? Is it possible? 

  Any Unicode code point has a representation in UTF-8, the answer should
be yes.

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