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  • C166 All Versions


I must implement UNICODE using Wide Characters in C. I noticed that in STDLIB.H in the INC directory the following is defined:

typedef char wchar_t;

Shouldn't wchar_t be defined as an unsigned int or and unsigned short?


Yes. It probably should. However, the Keil C166 Compiler does not support wide characters.

The tools do not use this data type, so you are free to change it to whatever suits your needs. Note that printf and the other library routines do not support wide characters. So, you'll have to write your own routines to provide that support.

We may incorporate wide character support in future releases of the tools.


Last Reviewed: Friday, July 15, 2005

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