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Non-WPI Interfaces
These standards-based interfaces were developed prior to the WPI and are still
used in many existing programs.
Character and String Processing
Character and string processing for international software must ensure that
local customs are observed in:
• Treating of accented characters
• Formatting date and time
• Formatting numeric and monetary quantities
• Comparing string data
Character Handling
Most character and string processing is provided by internationalized library
routines that give correct results for the currently active locale. Note that there
are restrictions in some library routines and minor program changes may be
Upshifting and Downshifting Characters. NLS provides the following routines to
upshift and downshift characters in a language-sensitive way. You can obtain
more information about this specific group of routines in conv(3C) in the
HP- UX Reference.
6-22 Developing International Software



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