function::kernel_or_user_string_quoted_utf16 - Linux


The function::kernel_or_user_string_quoted_utf16 function in Linux provides a way to work with UTF-16 encoded strings in the kernel or user space. It supports both little-endian and big-endian encoding and can be used to convert between UTF-16 and UTF-8 strings.


int function::kernel_or_user_string_quoted_utf16(unsigned char const* src, unsigned long src_len, unsigned char* dst, unsigned long dst_len)


| Option/Flag | Description |
| ———– | ———– |
| src | A pointer to the source UTF-16 string. |
| src_len | The length of the source UTF-16 string in bytes. |
| dst | A pointer to the destination buffer for the quoted UTF-8 string. |
| dst_len | The length of the destination buffer in bytes. |


// Convert a UTF-16 string to a quoted UTF-8 string.
unsigned char src[] = { 0x00, 0x41, 0x00, 0x42, 0x00 };
unsigned char dst[100];
function::kernel_or_user_string_quoted_utf16(src, sizeof(src), dst, sizeof(dst));

// Print the quoted UTF-8 string.
printf("%s\n", dst); // Output: "\"AB\""

Common Issues

One common issue with using function::kernel_or_user_string_quoted_utf16 is that the destination buffer must be large enough to hold the quoted UTF-8 string. If the destination buffer is too small, the function will return an error.


The function::kernel_or_user_string_quoted_utf16 function can be used with other Linux commands and tools to manipulate UTF-16 encoded strings. For example, it can be used with the iconv command to convert a UTF-16 string to a UTF-8 string.

Related Commands

  • iconv – Converts a string from one encoding to another.
  • utf8proc – A library for handling UTF-8 encoded strings.