Re: [erlang-questions] Sending String with Unicode Currency Symbols (like ₡) from erlang to C language NIF (Native Implemented functions)

Robert Virding <>
Fri Jun 4 03:27:07 CEST 2010

What do you intend to do with the string when you have it in C? In
what format would you like it?


On 3 June 2010 19:02, Saurabh Narula <> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> i am trying to send erlang string from erlang program to the NIF
> (Native Implemented functions) written in C language.
> While sending the string from erlang I have an option of specifying
> the encoding. The functions that help me achieve this are
> ERL_NIF_TERM enif_make_string(ErlNifEnv* env, const char* string,
> ErlNifCharEncoding encoding)
> int enif_get_string(ErlNifEnv* env, ERL_NIF_TERM list, char* buf,
> unsigned size, ErlNifCharEncoding encode)
> The only supported encoding is currently ERL_NIF_LATIN1 for
> iso-latin-1 (8-bit ascii), and while sending it back to the erlang I
> can specify the encoding as ERL_NIF_LATIN1, which is the only option
> right now.
> My issue is that my string contains Unicode currency symbols like ₡,
> as the encoding currently only supports ERL_NIF_LATIN1, there is no
> way the NIF library can understand unicode currency symbols. Does
> anybody has any workaround for this?
> I want to thank you in advance, and would really appreciate any help
> from the members.
> Regards,
> Saurabh
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