Defect Report #091

Submission Date: 03 Dec 93
Submittor: WG14
Source: Clive Feather
Item 28 - multibyte encodings
Does a locale with the following encoding of multibyte characters conform to the C Standard?

The 99 characters of the basic execution character set have codes 1 to 99, in the order mentioned in subclause (so 'A' == 1, 'a' == 27, '0' == 53, '!' == 63, '\n' == 99).

The extended execution character set consists of 16,256 (127 * 128) two-byte characters. For each two-byte character, the first byte is between 1 and 127 inclusive, and the second byte is between 128 and 255 inclusive.
Note that any sequence of bytes can unambiguously be broken into multibyte characters, but the basic characters are prefixes of other characters.
The hypothetical locale described does conform to the C Standard because the specified encoding does not violate the requirements imposed on multibyte characters by subclause No additional requirements are needed.
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