get_charset


Description:

public bool get_charset (out string charset)

Obtains the character set for the current locale; you might use this character set as an argument to convert, to convert from the current locale's encoding to some other encoding.

(Frequently locale_to_utf8 and g_locale_from_utf8 are nice shortcuts, though.)

On Windows the character set returned by this function is the so-called system default ANSI code-page. That is the character set used by the "narrow" versions of C library and Win32 functions that handle file names. It might be different from the character set used by the C library's current locale.

On Linux, the character set is found by consulting to_string if available. If not, the environment variables `LC_ALL`, `LC_CTYPE`, `LANG` and `CHARSET` are queried in order.

The return value is true if the locale's encoding is UTF-8, in that case you can perhaps avoid calling convert.

The string returned in charset is not allocated, and should not be freed.

Parameters:

charset

return location for character set name, or null.

Returns:

true if the returned charset is UTF-8


Namespace: GLib
Package: glib-2.0