C Standard Library

C <stdlib.h> - MB_CUR_MAX constant

The C <stdlib.h> MB_CUR_MAX is a macro constant that expands to a positive integer expression of type size_t, the value of which is the maximum number of bytes in a multibyte character with the current locale (category LC_CTYPE). Its value is never greater than MB_LEN_MAX.

In the <stdlib.h> header file, it is defined as follows:

#define MB_CUR_MAX /*implementation defined*/             


The example below shows the value of MB_CUR_MAX constant in an environment's default locale.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <locale.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
int main (){
  //setting LC_CTYPE to Environment's 
  //default locale
  setlocale(LC_CTYPE, "");    

  //displaying the value of MB_CUR_MAX
  printf("MB_CUR_MAX = %ld\n", MB_CUR_MAX);
  return 0;

One of the possible output of the above code could be:


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