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(s)printf width and utf-8

(s)printf width and utf-8

(s)printf width and utf-8

(OP)
Is this proper behaviour of printf family functions:

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printf("'%4s'","€");

output:

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' €'

Shouldn't output be

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'   €'
? It seems as if all bytes (3 for euro symbol) were counted as visible field width.
 

RE: (s)printf width and utf-8

The Euro symbol isn't one of the 127 ASCII characters.  It is a multibyte character.  You have a choice of using mulitbyte or wide characters.  With wide characters, it would be

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wsprintf (L"%4s", L"€");

RE: (s)printf width and utf-8

(OP)
That doesn't work, but:

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wprintf(L"'%4S'",L"€");

outputs:

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'   EUR'

:D

Probably locales are not set properly. But still, why € symbol is output correctly with printf then ?
 

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