Introduction to Strings Programming Guide for Core Foundation

Core Foundation string objects give software developers a solid foundation for easy, robust, and consistent internationalization. String objects offer a full suite of fast and efficient string functionality, including utilities for converting among various encodings and buffer formats.

Read this document to learn how to use Core Foundation strings. If you are writing a program using Objective-C, you should consider using NSString objects instead (see String Programming Guide).

Organization of This Document

This document contains the following articles:

Not all functions are described. Some of the functions not discussed in detail are: