Introduction to libunistring

libunistring is 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 12.1 platform.

Package Information

libunistring Dependencies


texlive-20230313 (or install-tl-unx) (to rebuild the documentation)

Installation of libunistring

Install libunistring by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr    \
            --disable-static \
            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/libunistring-1.1 &&

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 and /usr/share/doc/libunistring-1.1

Short Descriptions

provides the unicode string library API