20 Library introduction [library]

20.4 Method of description (Informative) [description]

20.4.2 Other conventions [conventions]

20.4.2.1 Type descriptions [type.descriptions]

20.4.2.1.5 Character sequences [character.seq]

20.4.2.1.5.2 Multibyte strings [multibyte.strings]

A null-terminated multibyte string, or ntmbs, is an ntbs that constitutes a sequence of valid multibyte characters, beginning and ending in the initial shift state.166
A static ntmbs is an ntmbs with static storage duration.
An ntbs that contains characters only from the basic execution character set is also an ntmbs.
Each multibyte character then consists of a single byte.