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bug#20258: 24.5; format-time-string miscounting of multibyte characters


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#20258: 24.5; format-time-string miscounting of multibyte characters
Date: Sat, 04 Apr 2015 18:42:13 +0300

> From: Gunnar Horrigmo <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 04 Apr 2015 16:33:50 +0200
> 
> 
> As the subject says, format-time-string miscounts multibyte characters.
> Simple example with nb_NO.utf8 locale, where ø is two bytes:
> 
> (format-time-string "%6a" (date-to-time "Sat Apr  4 16:14:40 2015"))
> "  lø."
> 
> (length (format-time-string "%6a" (date-to-time "Sat Apr  4 16:14:40 2015")))
> 5

'length' counts characters, not bytes.  If you need to count bytes,
use 'string-bytes' instead:

  (string-bytes "  lø.") => 6







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