Introduction to libunistring

The libunistring package contains a library that provides functions for manipulating Unicode strings and for manipulating C strings according to the Unicode standard.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 7.8-systemd platform.

Package Information

libunistring Dependencies


texlive-20150521 (or install-tl-unx) (to rebuild the documentation)

User Notes:

Installation of libunistring

Install libunistring by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr    \
            --disable-static \
            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/libunistring-0.9.6 &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directory: /usr/include/unistring, /usr/share/doc/libunistring-0.9.6, and /usr/share/libunistring

Short Descriptions

provides the unicode string library API.

Last updated on 2015-10-03 14:54:13 -0500