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--multibyte_chars, --no_multibyte_chars

This option enables or disables processing for multibyte character sequences in comments, string literals, and character constants.


The default depends on the regional language settings of your machine. For example:

  • --no_multibyte_chars is the default for English

  • --multibyte_chars is the default for Japanese.


Multibyte encodings are used for character sets such as the Japanese Shift-Japanese Industrial Standard (Shift-JIS).