File coreutils-i18n.patch of Package coreutils

lib/linebuffer.h         |    8 +
 src/cut.c                |  420 +++++++++++++++++++++++++--
 src/expand.c             |  160 ++++++++++-
 src/fold.c               |  309 ++++++++++++++++++--
 src/join.c               |  347 +++++++++++++++++++---
 src/pr.c                 |  431 +++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 src/sort.c               |  722 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 src/unexpand.c           |  226 ++++++++++++++-
 src/uniq.c               |  259 ++++++++++++++++-
 tests/Makefile.am        |    5 +
 tests/misc/cut           |    4 +-
 tests/misc/mb1.I         |    4 +
 tests/misc/mb1.X         |    4 +
 tests/misc/mb2.I         |    4 +
 tests/misc/mb2.X         |    4 +
 tests/misc/sort-mb-tests |   58 ++++
 16 files changed, 2783 insertions(+), 182 deletions(-)


Index: lib/linebuffer.h
===================================================================
--- lib/linebuffer.h.orig
+++ lib/linebuffer.h
@@ -21,6 +21,11 @@
 
 # include <stdio.h>
 
+/* Get mbstate_t.  */
+# if HAVE_WCHAR_H
+#  include <wchar.h>
+# endif
+
 /* A 'struct linebuffer' holds a line of text. */
 
 struct linebuffer
@@ -28,6 +33,9 @@ struct linebuffer
   size_t size;                  /* Allocated. */
   size_t length;                /* Used. */
   char *buffer;
+# if HAVE_WCHAR_H
+  mbstate_t state;
+# endif
 };
 
 /* Initialize linebuffer LINEBUFFER for use. */
Index: src/cut.c
===================================================================
--- src/cut.c.orig
+++ src/cut.c
@@ -28,6 +28,11 @@
 #include <assert.h>
 #include <getopt.h>
 #include <sys/types.h>
+
+/* Get mbstate_t, mbrtowc().  */
+#if HAVE_WCHAR_H
+# include <wchar.h>
+#endif
 #include "system.h"
 
 #include "error.h"
@@ -37,6 +42,18 @@
 #include "quote.h"
 #include "xstrndup.h"
 
+/* MB_LEN_MAX is incorrectly defined to be 1 in at least one GCC
+   installation; work around this configuration error.        */
+#if !defined MB_LEN_MAX || MB_LEN_MAX < 2
+# undef MB_LEN_MAX
+# define MB_LEN_MAX 16
+#endif
+
+/* Some systems, like BeOS, have multibyte encodings but lack mbstate_t.  */
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC && defined mbstate_t
+# define mbrtowc(pwc, s, n, ps) (mbrtowc) (pwc, s, n, 0)
+#endif
+
 /* The official name of this program (e.g., no 'g' prefix).  */
 #define PROGRAM_NAME "cut"
 
@@ -72,6 +89,52 @@
     }							\
   while (0)
 
+/* Refill the buffer BUF to get a multibyte character. */
+#define REFILL_BUFFER(BUF, BUFPOS, BUFLEN, STREAM)                        \
+  do                                                                        \
+    {                                                                        \
+      if (BUFLEN < MB_LEN_MAX && !feof (STREAM) && !ferror (STREAM))        \
+        {                                                                \
+          memmove (BUF, BUFPOS, BUFLEN);                                \
+          BUFLEN += fread (BUF + BUFLEN, sizeof(char), BUFSIZ, STREAM); \
+          BUFPOS = BUF;                                                        \
+        }                                                                \
+    }                                                                        \
+  while (0)
+
+/* Get wide character on BUFPOS. BUFPOS is not included after that.
+   If byte sequence is not valid as a character, CONVFAIL is 1. Otherwise 0. */
+#define GET_NEXT_WC_FROM_BUFFER(WC, BUFPOS, BUFLEN, MBLENGTH, STATE, CONVFAIL) \
+  do                                                                        \
+    {                                                                        \
+      mbstate_t state_bak;                                                \
+                                                                        \
+      if (BUFLEN < 1)                                                        \
+        {                                                                \
+          WC = WEOF;                                                        \
+          break;                                                        \
+        }                                                                \
+                                                                        \
+      /* Get a wide character. */                                        \
+      CONVFAIL = 0;                                                        \
+      state_bak = STATE;                                                \
+      MBLENGTH = mbrtowc ((wchar_t *)&WC, BUFPOS, BUFLEN, &STATE);        \
+                                                                        \
+      switch (MBLENGTH)                                                        \
+        {                                                                \
+        case (size_t)-1:                                                \
+        case (size_t)-2:                                                \
+          CONVFAIL++;                                                        \
+          STATE = state_bak;                                                \
+          /* Fall througn. */                                                \
+                                                                        \
+        case 0:                                                                \
+          MBLENGTH = 1;                                                        \
+          break;                                                        \
+        }                                                                \
+    }                                                                        \
+  while (0)
+
 struct range_pair
   {
     size_t lo;
@@ -90,7 +153,7 @@ static char *field_1_buffer;
 /* The number of bytes allocated for FIELD_1_BUFFER.  */
 static size_t field_1_bufsize;
 
-/* The largest field or byte index used as an endpoint of a closed
+/* The largest byte, character or field index used as an endpoint of a closed
    or degenerate range specification;  this doesn't include the starting
    index of right-open-ended ranges.  For example, with either range spec
    '2-5,9-', '2-3,5,9-' this variable would be set to 5.  */
@@ -102,10 +165,11 @@ static size_t eol_range_start;
 
 /* This is a bit vector.
    In byte mode, which bytes to output.
+   In character mode, which characters to output.
    In field mode, which DELIM-separated fields to output.
-   Both bytes and fields are numbered starting with 1,
+   Bytes, characters and fields are numbered starting with 1,
    so the zeroth bit of this array is unused.
-   A field or byte K has been selected if
+   A byte, character or field K has been selected if
    (K <= MAX_RANGE_ENDPOINT and is_printable_field(K))
     || (EOL_RANGE_START > 0 && K >= EOL_RANGE_START).  */
 static unsigned char *printable_field;
@@ -114,15 +178,25 @@ enum operating_mode
   {
     undefined_mode,
 
-    /* Output characters that are in the given bytes. */
+    /* Output bytes that are at the given positions. */
     byte_mode,
 
+    /* Output characters that are at the given positions. */
+    character_mode,
+
     /* Output the given delimeter-separated fields. */
     field_mode
   };
 
 static enum operating_mode operating_mode;
 
+/* If nonzero, when in byte mode, don't split multibyte characters.  */
+static int byte_mode_character_aware;
+
+/* If nonzero, the function for single byte locale is work
+   if this program runs on multibyte locale. */
+static int force_singlebyte_mode;
+
 /* If true do not output lines containing no delimeter characters.
    Otherwise, all such lines are printed.  This option is valid only
    with field mode.  */
@@ -134,6 +208,9 @@ static bool complement;
 
 /* The delimeter character for field mode. */
 static unsigned char delim;
+#if HAVE_WCHAR_H
+static wchar_t wcdelim;
+#endif
 
 /* True if the --output-delimiter=STRING option was specified.  */
 static bool output_delimiter_specified;
@@ -205,7 +282,7 @@ Print selected parts of lines from each
   -f, --fields=LIST       select only these fields;  also print any line\n\
                             that contains no delimiter character, unless\n\
                             the -s option is specified\n\
-  -n                      (ignored)\n\
+  -n                      with -b: don't split multibyte characters\n\
 "), stdout);
       fputs (_("\
       --complement        complement the set of selected bytes, characters\n\
@@ -480,6 +557,9 @@ set_fields (const char *fieldstr)
               if (operating_mode == byte_mode)
                 error (0, 0,
                        _("byte offset %s is too large"), quote (bad_num));
+              else if (operating_mode == character_mode)
+                error (0, 0,
+                       _("character offset %s is too large"), quote (bad_num));
               else
                 error (0, 0,
                        _("field number %s is too large"), quote (bad_num));
@@ -588,6 +668,77 @@ cut_bytes (FILE *stream)
     }
 }
 
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+/* This function is in use for the following case.
+
+   1. Read from the stream STREAM, printing to standard output any selected
+   characters.
+
+   2. Read from stream STREAM, printing to standard output any selected bytes,
+   without splitting multibyte characters.  */
+
+static void
+cut_characters_or_cut_bytes_no_split (FILE *stream)
+{
+  int idx;                /* number of bytes or characters in the line so far. */
+  char buf[MB_LEN_MAX + BUFSIZ];  /* For spooling a read byte sequence. */
+  char *bufpos;                /* Next read position of BUF. */
+  size_t buflen;        /* The length of the byte sequence in buf. */
+  wint_t wc;                /* A gotten wide character. */
+  size_t mblength;        /* The byte size of a multibyte character which shows
+                           as same character as WC. */
+  mbstate_t state;        /* State of the stream. */
+  int convfail = 0;            /* 1, when conversion is failed. Otherwise 0. */
+  /* Whether to begin printing delimiters between ranges for the current line.
+     Set after we've begun printing data corresponding to the first range.  */
+  bool print_delimiter = false;
+
+  idx = 0;
+  buflen = 0;
+  bufpos = buf;
+  memset (&state, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+
+  while (1)
+    {
+      REFILL_BUFFER (buf, bufpos, buflen, stream);
+
+      GET_NEXT_WC_FROM_BUFFER (wc, bufpos, buflen, mblength, state, convfail);
+
+      if (wc == WEOF)
+        {
+          if (idx > 0)
+            putchar ('\n');
+          break;
+        }
+      else if (wc == L'\n')
+        {
+          putchar ('\n');
+          idx = 0;
+          print_delimiter = false;
+        }
+      else
+        {
+          bool range_start;
+          bool *rs = output_delimiter_specified ? &range_start : NULL;
+          idx += (operating_mode == byte_mode) ? mblength : 1;
+          if (print_kth (idx, rs))
+            {
+              if (rs && *rs && print_delimiter)
+                {
+                  fwrite (output_delimiter_string, sizeof (char),
+                         output_delimiter_length, stdout);
+               }
+              print_delimiter = true;
+              fwrite (bufpos, mblength, sizeof(char), stdout);
+            }
+        }
+
+      buflen -= mblength;
+      bufpos += mblength;
+    }
+}
+#endif
+
 /* Read from stream STREAM, printing to standard output any selected fields.  */
 
 static void
@@ -709,13 +860,195 @@ cut_fields (FILE *stream)
     }
 }
 
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static void
+cut_fields_mb (FILE *stream)
+{
+  int c;
+  unsigned int field_idx;
+  int found_any_selected_field;
+  int buffer_first_field;
+  int empty_input;
+  char buf[MB_LEN_MAX + BUFSIZ];  /* For spooling a read byte sequence. */
+  char *bufpos;                /* Next read position of BUF. */
+  size_t buflen;        /* The length of the byte sequence in buf. */
+  wint_t wc = 0;        /* A gotten wide character. */
+  size_t mblength;        /* The byte size of a multibyte character which shows
+                           as same character as WC. */
+  mbstate_t state;        /* State of the stream. */
+  int convfail = 0;                /* 1, when conversion is failed. Otherwise 0. */
+
+  found_any_selected_field = 0;
+  field_idx = 1;
+  bufpos = buf;
+  buflen = 0;
+  memset (&state, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+
+  c = getc (stream);
+  empty_input = (c == EOF);
+  if (c != EOF)
+  {
+    ungetc (c, stream);
+    wc = 0;
+  }
+  else
+    wc = WEOF;
+
+  /* To support the semantics of the -s flag, we may have to buffer
+     all of the first field to determine whether it is `delimited.'
+     But that is unnecessary if all non-delimited lines must be printed
+     and the first field has been selected, or if non-delimited lines
+     must be suppressed and the first field has *not* been selected.
+     That is because a non-delimited line has exactly one field.  */
+  buffer_first_field = (suppress_non_delimited ^ !print_kth (1, NULL));
+
+  while (1)
+    {
+      if (field_idx == 1 && buffer_first_field)
+        {
+          int len = 0;
+
+          while (1)
+            {
+              REFILL_BUFFER (buf, bufpos, buflen, stream);
+
+              GET_NEXT_WC_FROM_BUFFER
+                (wc, bufpos, buflen, mblength, state, convfail);
+
+              if (wc == WEOF)
+                break;
+
+              field_1_buffer = xrealloc (field_1_buffer, len + mblength);
+              memcpy (field_1_buffer + len, bufpos, mblength);
+              len += mblength;
+              buflen -= mblength;
+              bufpos += mblength;
+
+              if (!convfail && (wc == L'\n' || wc == wcdelim))
+                break;
+            }
+
+          if (len <= 0 && wc == WEOF)
+            break;
+
+          /* If the first field extends to the end of line (it is not
+             delimited) and we are printing all non-delimited lines,
+             print this one.  */
+          if (convfail || (!convfail && wc != wcdelim))
+            {
+              if (suppress_non_delimited)
+                {
+                  /* Empty.        */
+                }
+              else
+                {
+                  fwrite (field_1_buffer, sizeof (char), len, stdout);
+                  /* Make sure the output line is newline terminated.  */
+                  if (convfail || (!convfail && wc != L'\n'))
+                    putchar ('\n');
+                }
+              continue;
+            }
+
+          if (print_kth (1, NULL))
+            {
+              /* Print the field, but not the trailing delimiter.  */
+              fwrite (field_1_buffer, sizeof (char), len - 1, stdout);
+              found_any_selected_field = 1;
+            }
+          ++field_idx;
+        }
+
+      if (wc != WEOF)
+        {
+          if (print_kth (field_idx, NULL))
+            {
+              if (found_any_selected_field)
+                {
+                  fwrite (output_delimiter_string, sizeof (char),
+                          output_delimiter_length, stdout);
+                }
+              found_any_selected_field = 1;
+            }
+
+          while (1)
+            {
+              REFILL_BUFFER (buf, bufpos, buflen, stream);
+
+              GET_NEXT_WC_FROM_BUFFER
+                (wc, bufpos, buflen, mblength, state, convfail);
+
+              if (wc == WEOF)
+                break;
+              else if (!convfail && (wc == wcdelim || wc == L'\n'))
+                {
+                  buflen -= mblength;
+                  bufpos += mblength;
+                  break;
+                }
+
+              if (print_kth (field_idx, NULL))
+                fwrite (bufpos, mblength, sizeof(char), stdout);
+
+              buflen -= mblength;
+              bufpos += mblength;
+            }
+        }
+
+      if ((!convfail || wc == L'\n') && buflen < 1)
+        wc = WEOF;
+
+      if (!convfail && wc == wcdelim)
+        ++field_idx;
+      else if (wc == WEOF || (!convfail && wc == L'\n'))
+        {
+          if (found_any_selected_field
+              || (!empty_input && !(suppress_non_delimited && field_idx == 1)))
+            putchar ('\n');
+          if (wc == WEOF)
+            break;
+          field_idx = 1;
+          found_any_selected_field = 0;
+        }
+    }
+}
+#endif
+
 static void
 cut_stream (FILE *stream)
 {
-  if (operating_mode == byte_mode)
-    cut_bytes (stream);
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+  if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1 && !force_singlebyte_mode)
+    {
+      switch (operating_mode)
+        {
+        case byte_mode:
+          if (byte_mode_character_aware)
+            cut_characters_or_cut_bytes_no_split (stream);
+          else
+            cut_bytes (stream);
+          break;
+
+        case character_mode:
+          cut_characters_or_cut_bytes_no_split (stream);
+          break;
+
+        case field_mode:
+          cut_fields_mb (stream);
+          break;
+
+        default:
+          abort ();
+        }
+    }
   else
-    cut_fields (stream);
+#endif
+    {
+      if (operating_mode == field_mode)
+        cut_fields (stream);
+      else
+        cut_bytes (stream);
+    }
 }
 
 /* Process file FILE to standard output.
@@ -767,6 +1100,8 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
   bool ok;
   bool delim_specified = false;
   char *spec_list_string IF_LINT ( = NULL);
+  char mbdelim[MB_LEN_MAX + 1];
+  size_t delimlen = 0;
 
   initialize_main (&argc, &argv);
   set_program_name (argv[0]);
@@ -789,7 +1124,6 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
       switch (optc)
         {
         case 'b':
-        case 'c':
           /* Build the byte list. */
           if (operating_mode != undefined_mode)
             FATAL_ERROR (_("only one type of list may be specified"));
@@ -797,6 +1131,14 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
           spec_list_string = optarg;
           break;
 
+        case 'c':
+          /* Build the character list. */
+          if (operating_mode != undefined_mode)
+            FATAL_ERROR (_("only one type of list may be specified"));
+          operating_mode = character_mode;
+          spec_list_string = optarg;
+          break;
+
         case 'f':
           /* Build the field list. */
           if (operating_mode != undefined_mode)
@@ -808,10 +1150,36 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
         case 'd':
           /* New delimiter. */
           /* Interpret -d '' to mean 'use the NUL byte as the delimiter.'  */
-          if (optarg[0] != '\0' && optarg[1] != '\0')
-            FATAL_ERROR (_("the delimiter must be a single character"));
-          delim = optarg[0];
-          delim_specified = true;
+            {
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+              if(MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+                {
+                  mbstate_t state;
+
+                  memset (&state, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+                  delimlen = mbrtowc (&wcdelim, optarg, strnlen(optarg, MB_LEN_MAX), &state);
+
+                  if (delimlen == (size_t)-1 || delimlen == (size_t)-2)
+                    ++force_singlebyte_mode;
+                  else
+                    {
+                      delimlen = (delimlen < 1) ? 1 : delimlen;
+                      if (wcdelim != L'\0' && *(optarg + delimlen) != '\0')
+                        FATAL_ERROR (_("the delimiter must be a single character"));
+                      memcpy (mbdelim, optarg, delimlen);
+                      mbdelim[delimlen] = '\0';
+                    }
+                }
+
+              if (MB_CUR_MAX <= 1 || force_singlebyte_mode)
+#endif
+                {
+                  if (optarg[0] != '\0' && optarg[1] != '\0')
+                    FATAL_ERROR (_("the delimiter must be a single character"));
+                  delim = (unsigned char) optarg[0];
+                }
+            delim_specified = true;
+          }
           break;
 
         case OUTPUT_DELIMITER_OPTION:
@@ -824,6 +1192,7 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
           break;
 
         case 'n':
+          byte_mode_character_aware = 1;
           break;
 
         case 's':
@@ -873,15 +1242,34 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
     }
 
   if (!delim_specified)
-    delim = '\t';
+    {
+      delim = '\t';
+#ifdef HAVE_MBRTOWC
+      wcdelim = L'\t';
+      mbdelim[0] = '\t';
+      mbdelim[1] = '\0';
+      delimlen = 1;
+#endif
+    }
 
   if (output_delimiter_string == NULL)
     {
-      static char dummy[2];
-      dummy[0] = delim;
-      dummy[1] = '\0';
-      output_delimiter_string = dummy;
-      output_delimiter_length = 1;
+#ifdef HAVE_MBRTOWC
+      if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1 && !force_singlebyte_mode)
+        {
+          output_delimiter_string = xstrdup(mbdelim);
+          output_delimiter_length = delimlen;
+        }
+
+      if (MB_CUR_MAX <= 1 || force_singlebyte_mode)
+#endif
+        {
+          static char dummy[2];
+          dummy[0] = delim;
+          dummy[1] = '\0';
+          output_delimiter_string = dummy;
+          output_delimiter_length = 1;
+        }
     }
 
   if (optind == argc)
Index: src/expand.c
===================================================================
--- src/expand.c.orig
+++ src/expand.c
@@ -37,12 +37,29 @@
 #include <stdio.h>
 #include <getopt.h>
 #include <sys/types.h>
+
+/* Get mbstate_t, mbrtowc(), wcwidth(). */
+#if HAVE_WCHAR_H
+# include <wchar.h>
+#endif
+
 #include "system.h"
 #include "error.h"
 #include "fadvise.h"
 #include "quote.h"
 #include "xstrndup.h"
 
+/* MB_LEN_MAX is incorrectly defined to be 1 in at least one GCC
+   installation; work around this configuration error.  */
+#if !defined MB_LEN_MAX || MB_LEN_MAX < 2
+# define MB_LEN_MAX 16
+#endif
+
+/* Some systems, like BeOS, have multibyte encodings but lack mbstate_t.  */
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC && defined mbstate_t
+# define mbrtowc(pwc, s, n, ps) (mbrtowc) (pwc, s, n, 0)
+#endif
+
 /* The official name of this program (e.g., no 'g' prefix).  */
 #define PROGRAM_NAME "expand"
 
@@ -357,6 +374,142 @@ expand (void)
     }
 }
 
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static void
+expand_multibyte (void)
+{
+  FILE *fp;			/* Input strem. */
+  mbstate_t i_state;		/* Current shift state of the input stream. */
+  mbstate_t i_state_bak;	/* Back up the I_STATE. */
+  mbstate_t o_state;		/* Current shift state of the output stream. */
+  char buf[MB_LEN_MAX + BUFSIZ];  /* For spooling a read byte sequence. */
+  char *bufpos = buf;			/* Next read position of BUF. */
+  size_t buflen = 0;		/* The length of the byte sequence in buf. */
+  wchar_t wc;			/* A gotten wide character. */
+  size_t mblength;		/* The byte size of a multibyte character
+				   which shows as same character as WC. */
+  int tab_index = 0;		/* Index in `tab_list' of next tabstop. */
+  int column = 0;		/* Column on screen of the next char. */
+  int next_tab_column;		/* Column the next tab stop is on. */
+  int convert = 1;		/* If nonzero, perform translations. */
+
+  fp = next_file ((FILE *) NULL);
+  if (fp == NULL)
+    return;
+
+  memset (&o_state, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+  memset (&i_state, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+
+  for (;;)
+    {
+      /* Refill the buffer BUF. */
+      if (buflen < MB_LEN_MAX && !feof(fp) && !ferror(fp))
+	{
+	  memmove (buf, bufpos, buflen);
+	  buflen += fread (buf + buflen, sizeof(char), BUFSIZ, fp);
+	  bufpos = buf;
+	}
+
+      /* No character is left in BUF. */
+      if (buflen < 1)
+	{
+	  fp = next_file (fp);
+
+	  if (fp == NULL)
+	    break;		/* No more files. */
+	  else
+	    {
+	      memset (&i_state, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+	      continue;
+	    }
+	}
+
+      /* Get a wide character. */
+      i_state_bak = i_state;
+      mblength = mbrtowc (&wc, bufpos, buflen, &i_state);
+
+      switch (mblength)
+	{
+	case (size_t)-1:	/* illegal byte sequence. */
+	case (size_t)-2:
+	  mblength = 1;
+	  i_state = i_state_bak;
+	  if (convert)
+	    {
+	      ++column;
+	      if (convert_entire_line == 0 && !isblank(*bufpos))
+		convert = 0;
+	    }
+	  putchar (*bufpos);
+	  break;
+
+	case 0:		/* null. */
+	  mblength = 1;
+	  if (convert && convert_entire_line == 0)
+	    convert = 0;
+	  putchar ('\0');
+	  break;
+
+	default:
+	  if (wc == L'\n')   /* LF. */
+	    {
+	      tab_index = 0;
+	      column = 0;
+	      convert = 1;
+	      putchar ('\n');
+	    }
+	  else if (wc == L'\t' && convert)	/* Tab. */
+	    {
+	      if (tab_size == 0)
+		{
+		  /* Do not let tab_index == first_free_tab;
+		     stop when it is 1 less. */
+		  while (tab_index < first_free_tab - 1
+		      && column >= tab_list[tab_index])
+		    tab_index++;
+		  next_tab_column = tab_list[tab_index];
+		  if (tab_index < first_free_tab - 1)
+		    tab_index++;
+		  if (column >= next_tab_column)
+		    next_tab_column = column + 1;
+		}
+	      else
+		next_tab_column = column + tab_size - column % tab_size;
+
+	      while (column < next_tab_column)
+		{
+		  putchar (' ');
+		  ++column;
+		}
+	    }
+	  else  /* Others. */
+	    {
+	      if (convert)
+		{
+		  if (wc == L'\b')
+		    {
+		      if (column > 0)
+			--column;
+		    }
+		  else
+		    {
+		      int width;		/* The width of WC. */
+
+		      width = wcwidth (wc);
+		      column += (width > 0) ? width : 0;
+		      if (convert_entire_line == 0 && !iswblank(wc))
+			convert = 0;
+		    }
+		}
+	      fwrite (bufpos, sizeof(char), mblength, stdout);
+	    }
+	}
+      buflen -= mblength;
+      bufpos += mblength;
+    }
+}
+#endif
+
 int
 main (int argc, char **argv)
 {
@@ -421,7 +574,12 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
 
   file_list = (optind < argc ? &argv[optind] : stdin_argv);
 
-  expand ();
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+  if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+    expand_multibyte ();
+  else
+#endif
+    expand ();
 
   if (have_read_stdin && fclose (stdin) != 0)
     error (EXIT_FAILURE, errno, "-");
Index: src/fold.c
===================================================================
--- src/fold.c.orig
+++ src/fold.c
@@ -22,12 +22,34 @@
 #include <getopt.h>
 #include <sys/types.h>
 
+/* Get mbstate_t, mbrtowc(), wcwidth().  */
+#if HAVE_WCHAR_H
+# include <wchar.h>
+#endif
+
+/* Get iswprint(), iswblank(), wcwidth().  */
+#if HAVE_WCTYPE_H
+# include <wctype.h>
+#endif
+
 #include "system.h"
 #include "error.h"
 #include "fadvise.h"
 #include "quote.h"
 #include "xstrtol.h"
 
+/* MB_LEN_MAX is incorrectly defined to be 1 in at least one GCC
+      installation; work around this configuration error.  */
+#if !defined MB_LEN_MAX || MB_LEN_MAX < 2
+# undef MB_LEN_MAX
+# define MB_LEN_MAX 16
+#endif
+
+/* Some systems, like BeOS, have multibyte encodings but lack mbstate_t.  */
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC && defined mbstate_t
+# define mbrtowc(pwc, s, n, ps) (mbrtowc) (pwc, s, n, 0)
+#endif
+
 #define TAB_WIDTH 8
 
 /* The official name of this program (e.g., no 'g' prefix).  */
@@ -35,20 +57,41 @@
 
 #define AUTHORS proper_name ("David MacKenzie")
 
+#define FATAL_ERROR(Message)                                            \
+  do                                                                    \
+    {                                                                   \
+      error (0, 0, (Message));                                          \
+      usage (2);                                                        \
+    }                                                                   \
+  while (0)
+
+enum operating_mode
+{
+  /* Fold texts by columns that are at the given positions. */
+  column_mode,
+
+  /* Fold texts by bytes that are at the given positions. */
+  byte_mode,
+
+  /* Fold texts by characters that are at the given positions. */
+  character_mode,
+};
+
+/* The argument shows current mode. (Default: column_mode) */
+static enum operating_mode operating_mode;
+
 /* If nonzero, try to break on whitespace. */
 static bool break_spaces;
 
-/* If nonzero, count bytes, not column positions. */
-static bool count_bytes;
-
 /* If nonzero, at least one of the files we read was standard input. */
 static bool have_read_stdin;
 
-static char const shortopts[] = "bsw:0::1::2::3::4::5::6::7::8::9::";
+static char const shortopts[] = "bcsw:0::1::2::3::4::5::6::7::8::9::";
 
 static struct option const longopts[] =
 {
   {"bytes", no_argument, NULL, 'b'},
+  {"characters", no_argument, NULL, 'c'},
   {"spaces", no_argument, NULL, 's'},
   {"width", required_argument, NULL, 'w'},
   {GETOPT_HELP_OPTION_DECL},
@@ -76,6 +119,7 @@ standard output.\n\
 
       fputs (_("\
   -b, --bytes         count bytes rather than columns\n\
+  -c, --characters    count characters rather than columns\n\
   -s, --spaces        break at spaces\n\
   -w, --width=WIDTH   use WIDTH columns instead of 80\n\
 "), stdout);
@@ -93,7 +137,7 @@ standard output.\n\
 static size_t
 adjust_column (size_t column, char c)
 {
-  if (!count_bytes)
+  if (operating_mode != byte_mode)
     {
       if (c == '\b')
         {
@@ -116,30 +160,14 @@ adjust_column (size_t column, char c)
    to stdout, with maximum line length WIDTH.
    Return true if successful.  */
 
-static bool
-fold_file (char const *filename, size_t width)
+static void
+fold_text (FILE *istream, size_t width, int *saved_errno)
 {
-  FILE *istream;
   int c;
   size_t column = 0;		/* Screen column where next char will go. */
   size_t offset_out = 0;	/* Index in 'line_out' for next char. */
   static char *line_out = NULL;
   static size_t allocated_out = 0;
-  int saved_errno;
-
-  if (STREQ (filename, "-"))
-    {
-      istream = stdin;
-      have_read_stdin = true;
-    }
-  else
-    istream = fopen (filename, "r");
-
-  if (istream == NULL)
-    {
-      error (0, errno, "%s", filename);
-      return false;
-    }
 
   fadvise (istream, FADVISE_SEQUENTIAL);
 
@@ -169,6 +197,15 @@ fold_file (char const *filename, size_t
               bool found_blank = false;
               size_t logical_end = offset_out;
 
+              /* If LINE_OUT has no wide character,
+                 put a new wide character in LINE_OUT
+                 if column is bigger than width. */
+              if (offset_out == 0)
+                {
+                  line_out[offset_out++] = c;
+                  continue;
+                }
+
               /* Look for the last blank. */
               while (logical_end)
                 {
@@ -215,11 +252,222 @@ fold_file (char const *filename, size_t
       line_out[offset_out++] = c;
     }
 
-  saved_errno = errno;
+  *saved_errno = errno;
+
+  if (offset_out)
+    fwrite (line_out, sizeof (char), (size_t) offset_out, stdout);
+
+}
+
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static void
+fold_multibyte_text (FILE *istream, size_t width, int *saved_errno)
+{
+  char buf[MB_LEN_MAX + BUFSIZ];  /* For spooling a read byte sequence. */
+  size_t buflen = 0;        /* The length of the byte sequence in buf. */
+  char *bufpos = buf;         /* Next read position of BUF. */
+  wint_t wc;                /* A gotten wide character. */
+  size_t mblength;        /* The byte size of a multibyte character which shows
+                           as same character as WC. */
+  mbstate_t state, state_bak;        /* State of the stream. */
+  int convfail = 0;                /* 1, when conversion is failed. Otherwise 0. */
+
+  static char *line_out = NULL;
+  size_t offset_out = 0;        /* Index in `line_out' for next char. */
+  static size_t allocated_out = 0;
+
+  int increment;
+  size_t column = 0;
+
+  size_t last_blank_pos;
+  size_t last_blank_column;
+  int is_blank_seen;
+  int last_blank_increment = 0;
+  int is_bs_following_last_blank;
+  size_t bs_following_last_blank_num;
+  int is_cr_after_last_blank;
+
+#define CLEAR_FLAGS                                \
+   do                                                \
+     {                                                \
+        last_blank_pos = 0;                        \
+        last_blank_column = 0;                        \
+        is_blank_seen = 0;                        \
+        is_bs_following_last_blank = 0;                \
+        bs_following_last_blank_num = 0;        \
+        is_cr_after_last_blank = 0;                \
+     }                                                \
+   while (0)
+
+#define START_NEW_LINE                        \
+   do                                        \
+     {                                        \
+      putchar ('\n');                        \
+      column = 0;                        \
+      offset_out = 0;                        \
+      CLEAR_FLAGS;                        \
+    }                                        \
+   while (0)
+
+  CLEAR_FLAGS;
+  memset (&state, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+
+  for (;; bufpos += mblength, buflen -= mblength)
+    {
+      if (buflen < MB_LEN_MAX && !feof (istream) && !ferror (istream))
+        {
+          memmove (buf, bufpos, buflen);
+          buflen += fread (buf + buflen, sizeof(char), BUFSIZ, istream);
+          bufpos = buf;
+        }
+
+      if (buflen < 1)
+        break;
+
+      /* Get a wide character. */
+      convfail = 0;
+      state_bak = state;
+      mblength = mbrtowc ((wchar_t *)&wc, bufpos, buflen, &state);
+
+      switch (mblength)
+        {
+        case (size_t)-1:
+        case (size_t)-2:
+          convfail++;
+          state = state_bak;
+          /* Fall through. */
+
+        case 0:
+          mblength = 1;
+          break;
+        }
+
+rescan:
+      if (operating_mode == byte_mode)                        /* byte mode */
+        increment = mblength;
+      else if (operating_mode == character_mode)        /* character mode */
+        increment = 1;
+      else                                                /* column mode */
+        {
+          if (convfail)
+            increment = 1;
+          else
+            {
+              switch (wc)
+                {
+                case L'\n':
+                  fwrite (line_out, sizeof(char), offset_out, stdout);
+                  START_NEW_LINE;
+                  continue;
+
+                case L'\b':
+                  increment = (column > 0) ? -1 : 0;
+                  break;
+
+                case L'\r':
+                  increment = -1 * column;
+                  break;
+
+                case L'\t':
+                  increment = 8 - column % 8;
+                  break;
+
+                default:
+                  increment = wcwidth (wc);
+                  increment = (increment < 0) ? 0 : increment;
+                }
+            }
+        }
+
+      if (column + increment > width && break_spaces && last_blank_pos)
+        {
+          fwrite (line_out, sizeof(char), last_blank_pos, stdout);
+          putchar ('\n');
+
+          offset_out = offset_out - last_blank_pos;
+          column = column - last_blank_column + ((is_cr_after_last_blank)
+              ? last_blank_increment : bs_following_last_blank_num);
+          memmove (line_out, line_out + last_blank_pos, offset_out);
+          CLEAR_FLAGS;
+          goto rescan;
+        }
+
+      if (column + increment > width && column != 0)
+        {
+          fwrite (line_out, sizeof(char), offset_out, stdout);
+          START_NEW_LINE;
+          goto rescan;
+        }
+
+      if (allocated_out < offset_out + mblength)
+        {
+          line_out = X2REALLOC (line_out, &allocated_out);
+        }
+
+      memcpy (line_out + offset_out, bufpos, mblength);
+      offset_out += mblength;
+      column += increment;
+
+      if (is_blank_seen && !convfail && wc == L'\r')
+        is_cr_after_last_blank = 1;
+
+      if (is_bs_following_last_blank && !convfail && wc == L'\b')
+        ++bs_following_last_blank_num;
+      else
+        is_bs_following_last_blank = 0;
+
+      if (break_spaces && !convfail && iswblank (wc))
+        {
+          last_blank_pos = offset_out;
+          last_blank_column = column;
+          is_blank_seen = 1;
+          last_blank_increment = increment;
+          is_bs_following_last_blank = 1;
+          bs_following_last_blank_num = 0;
+          is_cr_after_last_blank = 0;
+        }
+    }
+
+  *saved_errno = errno;
 
   if (offset_out)
     fwrite (line_out, sizeof (char), (size_t) offset_out, stdout);
 
+}
+#endif
+
+/* Fold file FILENAME, or standard input if FILENAME is "-",
+   to stdout, with maximum line length WIDTH.
+   Return 0 if successful, 1 if an error occurs. */
+
+static bool
+fold_file (char *filename, size_t width)
+{
+  FILE *istream;
+  int saved_errno;
+
+  if (STREQ (filename, "-"))
+    {
+      istream = stdin;
+      have_read_stdin = 1;
+    }
+  else
+    istream = fopen (filename, "r");
+
+  if (istream == NULL)
+    {
+      error (0, errno, "%s", filename);
+      return 1;
+    }
+
+  /* Define how ISTREAM is being folded. */
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+  if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+    fold_multibyte_text (istream, width, &saved_errno);
+  else
+#endif
+    fold_text (istream, width, &saved_errno);
+
   if (ferror (istream))
     {
       error (0, saved_errno, "%s", filename);
@@ -252,7 +500,8 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
 
   atexit (close_stdout);
 
-  break_spaces = count_bytes = have_read_stdin = false;
+  operating_mode = column_mode;
+  break_spaces = have_read_stdin = false;
 
   while ((optc = getopt_long (argc, argv, shortopts, longopts, NULL)) != -1)
     {
@@ -261,7 +510,15 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
       switch (optc)
         {
         case 'b':		/* Count bytes rather than columns. */
-          count_bytes = true;
+          if (operating_mode != column_mode)
+            FATAL_ERROR (_("only one way of folding may be specified"));
+          operating_mode = byte_mode;
+          break;
+
+        case 'c':
+          if (operating_mode != column_mode)
+            FATAL_ERROR (_("only one way of folding may be specified"));
+          operating_mode = character_mode;
           break;
 
         case 's':		/* Break at word boundaries. */
Index: src/join.c
===================================================================
--- src/join.c.orig
+++ src/join.c
@@ -22,18 +22,32 @@
 #include <sys/types.h>
 #include <getopt.h>
 
+/* Get mbstate_t, mbrtowc(), mbrtowc(), wcwidth().  */
+#if HAVE_WCHAR_H
+# include <wchar.h>
+#endif
+
+/* Get iswblank(), towupper.  */
+#if HAVE_WCTYPE_H
+# include <wctype.h>
+#endif
+
 #include "system.h"
 #include "error.h"
 #include "fadvise.h"
 #include "hard-locale.h"
 #include "linebuffer.h"
-#include "memcasecmp.h"
 #include "quote.h"
 #include "stdio--.h"
 #include "xmemcoll.h"
 #include "xstrtol.h"
 #include "argmatch.h"
 
+/* Some systems, like BeOS, have multibyte encodings but lack mbstate_t.  */
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC && defined mbstate_t
+# define mbrtowc(pwc, s, n, ps) (mbrtowc) (pwc, s, n, 0)
+#endif
+
 /* The official name of this program (e.g., no 'g' prefix).  */
 #define PROGRAM_NAME "join"
 
@@ -135,10 +149,12 @@ static struct outlist outlist_head;
 /* Last element in 'outlist', where a new element can be added.  */
 static struct outlist *outlist_end = &outlist_head;
 
-/* Tab character separating fields.  If negative, fields are separated
-   by any nonempty string of blanks, otherwise by exactly one
-   tab character whose value (when cast to unsigned char) equals TAB.  */
-static int tab = -1;
+/* Tab character separating fields.  If NULL, fields are separated
+   by any nonempty string of blanks.  */
+static char *tab = NULL;
+
+/* The number of bytes used for tab. */
+static size_t tablen = 0;
 
 /* If nonzero, check that the input is correctly ordered. */
 static enum
@@ -262,13 +278,14 @@ xfields (struct line *line)
   if (ptr == lim)
     return;
 
-  if (0 <= tab && tab != '\n')
+  if (tab != NULL)
     {
+      unsigned char t = tab[0];
       char *sep;
-      for (; (sep = memchr (ptr, tab, lim - ptr)) != NULL; ptr = sep + 1)
+      for (; (sep = memchr (ptr, t, lim - ptr)) != NULL; ptr = sep + 1)
         extract_field (line, ptr, sep - ptr);
     }
-  else if (tab < 0)
+   else
     {
       /* Skip leading blanks before the first field.  */
       while (isblank (to_uchar (*ptr)))
@@ -292,6 +309,148 @@ xfields (struct line *line)
   extract_field (line, ptr, lim - ptr);
 }
 
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static void
+xfields_multibyte (struct line *line)
+{
+  char *ptr = line->buf.buffer;
+  char const *lim = ptr + line->buf.length - 1;
+  wchar_t wc = 0;
+  size_t mblength = 1;
+  mbstate_t state, state_bak;
+
+  memset (&state, 0, sizeof (mbstate_t));
+
+  if (ptr >= lim)
+    return;
+
+  if (tab != NULL)
+    {
+      unsigned char t = tab[0];
+      char *sep = ptr;
+      for (; ptr < lim; ptr = sep + mblength)
+	{
+	  sep = ptr;
+	  while (sep < lim)
+	    {
+	      state_bak = state;
+	      mblength = mbrtowc (&wc, sep, lim - sep + 1, &state);
+
+	      if (mblength == (size_t)-1 || mblength == (size_t)-2)
+		{
+		  mblength = 1;
+		  state = state_bak;
+		}
+	      mblength = (mblength < 1) ? 1 : mblength;
+
+	      if (mblength == tablen && !memcmp (sep, tab, mblength))
+		break;
+	      else
+		{
+		  sep += mblength;
+		  continue;
+		}
+	    }
+
+	  if (sep >= lim)
+	    break;
+
+	  extract_field (line, ptr, sep - ptr);
+	}
+    }
+  else
+    {
+      /* Skip leading blanks before the first field.  */
+      while(ptr < lim)
+      {
+        state_bak = state;
+        mblength = mbrtowc (&wc, ptr, lim - ptr + 1, &state);
+
+        if (mblength == (size_t)-1 || mblength == (size_t)-2)
+          {
+            mblength = 1;
+            state = state_bak;
+            break;
+          }
+        mblength = (mblength < 1) ? 1 : mblength;
+
+        if (!iswblank(wc))
+          break;
+        ptr += mblength;
+      }
+
+      do
+	{
+	  char *sep;
+	  state_bak = state;
+	  mblength = mbrtowc (&wc, ptr, lim - ptr + 1, &state);
+	  if (mblength == (size_t)-1 || mblength == (size_t)-2)
+	    {
+	      mblength = 1;
+	      state = state_bak;
+	      break;
+	    }
+	  mblength = (mblength < 1) ? 1 : mblength;
+
+	  sep = ptr + mblength;
+	  while (sep < lim)
+	    {
+	      state_bak = state;
+	      mblength = mbrtowc (&wc, sep, lim - sep + 1, &state);
+	      if (mblength == (size_t)-1 || mblength == (size_t)-2)
+		{
+		  mblength = 1;
+		  state = state_bak;
+		  break;
+		}
+	      mblength = (mblength < 1) ? 1 : mblength;
+
+	      if (iswblank (wc))
+		break;
+
+	      sep += mblength;
+	    }
+
+	  extract_field (line, ptr, sep - ptr);
+	  if (sep >= lim)
+	    return;
+
+	  state_bak = state;
+	  mblength = mbrtowc (&wc, sep, lim - sep + 1, &state);
+	  if (mblength == (size_t)-1 || mblength == (size_t)-2)
+	    {
+	      mblength = 1;
+	      state = state_bak;
+	      break;
+	    }
+	  mblength = (mblength < 1) ? 1 : mblength;
+
+	  ptr = sep + mblength;
+	  while (ptr < lim)
+	    {
+	      state_bak = state;
+	      mblength = mbrtowc (&wc, ptr, lim - ptr + 1, &state);
+	      if (mblength == (size_t)-1 || mblength == (size_t)-2)
+		{
+		  mblength = 1;
+		  state = state_bak;
+		  break;
+		}
+	      mblength = (mblength < 1) ? 1 : mblength;
+
+	      if (!iswblank (wc))
+		break;
+
+	      ptr += mblength;
+	    }
+	}
+      while (ptr < lim);
+    }
+
+  extract_field (line, ptr, lim - ptr);
+}
+#endif
+
 static void
 freeline (struct line *line)
 {
@@ -313,56 +472,130 @@ keycmp (struct line const *line1, struct
         size_t jf_1, size_t jf_2)
 {
   /* Start of field to compare in each file.  */
-  char *beg1;
-  char *beg2;
-
-  size_t len1;
-  size_t len2;		/* Length of fields to compare.  */
+  char *beg[2];
+  char *copy[2];
+  size_t len[2]; 	/* Length of fields to compare.  */
   int diff;
+  int i, j;
+  int mallocd = 0;
 
   if (jf_1 < line1->nfields)
     {
-      beg1 = line1->fields[jf_1].beg;
-      len1 = line1->fields[jf_1].len;
+      beg[0] = line1->fields[jf_1].beg;
+      len[0] = line1->fields[jf_1].len;
     }
   else
     {
-      beg1 = NULL;
-      len1 = 0;
+      beg[0] = NULL;
+      len[0] = 0;
     }
 
   if (jf_2 < line2->nfields)
     {
-      beg2 = line2->fields[jf_2].beg;
-      len2 = line2->fields[jf_2].len;
+      beg[1] = line2->fields[jf_2].beg;
+      len[1] = line2->fields[jf_2].len;
     }
   else
     {
-      beg2 = NULL;
-      len2 = 0;
+      beg[1] = NULL;
+      len[1] = 0;
     }
 
-  if (len1 == 0)
-    return len2 == 0 ? 0 : -1;
-  if (len2 == 0)
+  if (len[0] == 0)
+    return len[1] == 0 ? 0 : -1;
+  if (len[1] == 0)
     return 1;
 
   if (ignore_case)
     {
-      /* FIXME: ignore_case does not work with NLS (in particular,
-         with multibyte chars).  */
-      diff = memcasecmp (beg1, beg2, MIN (len1, len2));
+#ifdef HAVE_MBRTOWC
+      if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+      {
+        size_t mblength;
+        wchar_t wc, uwc;
+        mbstate_t state, state_bak;
+
+        memset (&state, '\0', sizeof (mbstate_t));
+
+        for (i = 0; i < 2; i++)
+          {
+            mallocd = 1;
+            copy[i] = xmalloc (len[i] + 1);
+
+            for (j = 0; j < MIN (len[0], len[1]);)
+              {
+                state_bak = state;
+                mblength = mbrtowc (&wc, beg[i] + j, len[i] - j, &state);
+
+                switch (mblength)
+                  {
+                  case (size_t) -1:
+                  case (size_t) -2:
+                    state = state_bak;
+                    /* Fall through */
+                  case 0:
+                    mblength = 1;
+                    break;
+
+                  default:
+                    uwc = towupper (wc);
+
+                    if (uwc != wc)
+                      {
+                        mbstate_t state_wc;
+
+                        memset (&state_wc, '\0', sizeof (mbstate_t));
+                        wcrtomb (copy[i] + j, uwc, &state_wc);
+                      }
+                    else
+                      memcpy (copy[i] + j, beg[i] + j, mblength);
+                  }
+                j += mblength;
+              }
+            copy[i][j] = '\0';
+          }
+      }
+      else
+#endif
+      {
+        for (i = 0; i < 2; i++)
+          {
+            mallocd = 1;
+            copy[i] = xmalloc (len[i] + 1);
+
+            for (j = 0; j < MIN (len[0], len[1]); j++)
+              copy[i][j] = toupper (beg[i][j]);
+
+            copy[i][j] = '\0';
+          }
+      }
     }
   else
     {
-      if (hard_LC_COLLATE)
-        return xmemcoll (beg1, len1, beg2, len2);
-      diff = memcmp (beg1, beg2, MIN (len1, len2));
+      copy[0] = (unsigned char *) beg[0];
+      copy[1] = (unsigned char *) beg[1];
+    }
+
+  if (hard_LC_COLLATE)
+    {
+      diff = xmemcoll ((char *) copy[0], len[0], (char *) copy[1], len[1]);
+
+      if (mallocd)
+        for (i = 0; i < 2; i++)
+          free (copy[i]);
+
+      return diff;
     }
 
+  diff = memcmp (copy[0], copy[1], MIN (len[0], len[1]));
+
+  if (mallocd)
+    for (i = 0; i < 2; i++)
+      free (copy[i]);
+
   if (diff)
     return diff;
-  return len1 < len2 ? -1 : len1 != len2;
+  return len[0] - len[1];
 }
 
 /* Check that successive input lines PREV and CURRENT from input file
@@ -454,6 +687,12 @@ get_line (FILE *fp, struct line **linep,
     }
   ++line_no[which - 1];
 
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+  if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+    xfields_multibyte (line);
+  else
+#endif
+
   xfields (line);
 
   if (prevline[which - 1])
@@ -552,22 +791,29 @@ prfield (size_t n, struct line const *li
 }
 
 /* Output all the fields in line, other than the join field.  */
+#define PUT_TAB_CHAR							\
+  do									\
+    {									\
+      (tab != NULL) ?							\
+            fwrite(tab, sizeof(char), tablen, stdout) : putchar (' ');	\
+    }									\
+  while (0)
+
 
 static void
 prfields (struct line const *line, size_t join_field, size_t autocount)
 {
   size_t i;
   size_t nfields = autoformat ? autocount : line->nfields;
-  char output_separator = tab < 0 ? ' ' : tab;
 
   for (i = 0; i < join_field && i < nfields; ++i)
     {
-      putchar (output_separator);
+      PUT_TAB_CHAR;
       prfield (i, line);
     }
   for (i = join_field + 1; i < nfields; ++i)
     {
-      putchar (output_separator);
+      PUT_TAB_CHAR;
       prfield (i, line);
     }
 }
@@ -578,7 +824,6 @@ static void
 prjoin (struct line const *line1, struct line const *line2)
 {
   const struct outlist *outlist;
-  char output_separator = tab < 0 ? ' ' : tab;
   size_t field;
   struct line const *line;
 
@@ -612,7 +857,7 @@ prjoin (struct line const *line1, struct
           o = o->next;
           if (o == NULL)
             break;
-          putchar (output_separator);
+          PUT_TAB_CHAR;
         }
       putchar ('\n');
     }
@@ -1090,21 +1335,46 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
 
         case 't':
           {
-            unsigned char newtab = optarg[0];
+            char *newtab = NULL;
+            size_t newtablen;
+            newtab = xstrdup (optarg);
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+            if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+              {
+                mbstate_t state;
+
+                memset (&state, 0, sizeof (mbstate_t));
+                newtablen = mbrtowc (NULL, newtab,
+                                     strnlen (newtab, MB_LEN_MAX),
+                                     &state);
+                if (newtablen == (size_t) 0
+                    || newtablen == (size_t) -1
+                    || newtablen == (size_t) -2)
+                  newtablen = 1;
+              }
+            else
+#endif
+              newtablen = 1;
             if (! newtab)
-              newtab = '\n'; /* '' => process the whole line.  */
+            {
+              newtab = "\n"; /* '' => process the whole line.  */
+            }
             else if (optarg[1])
               {
-                if (STREQ (optarg, "\\0"))
-                  newtab = '\0';
-                else
-                  error (EXIT_FAILURE, 0, _("multi-character tab %s"),
-                         quote (optarg));
+                if (newtablen == 1 && newtab[1])
+                {
+                  if (STREQ (newtab, "\\0"))
+                     newtab[0] = '\0';
+                }
+              }
+            if (tab != NULL && strcmp (tab, newtab))
+              {
+                free (newtab);
+                error (EXIT_FAILURE, 0, _("incompatible tabs"));
               }
-            if (0 <= tab && tab != newtab)
-              error (EXIT_FAILURE, 0, _("incompatible tabs"));
             tab = newtab;
-          }
+            tablen = newtablen;
+           }
           break;
 
         case NOCHECK_ORDER_OPTION:
Index: src/pr.c
===================================================================
--- src/pr.c.orig
+++ src/pr.c
@@ -312,6 +312,32 @@
 
 #include <getopt.h>
 #include <sys/types.h>
+
+/* Get MB_LEN_MAX.  */
+#include <limits.h>
+/* MB_LEN_MAX is incorrectly defined to be 1 in at least one GCC
+   installation; work around this configuration error.  */
+#if !defined MB_LEN_MAX || MB_LEN_MAX == 1
+# define MB_LEN_MAX 16
+#endif
+
+/* Get MB_CUR_MAX.  */
+#include <stdlib.h>
+
+/* Solaris 2.5 has a bug: <wchar.h> must be included before <wctype.h>.  */
+/* Get mbstate_t, mbrtowc(), wcwidth().  */
+#if HAVE_WCHAR_H
+# include <wchar.h>
+#endif
+
+/* Get iswprint(). -- for wcwidth().  */
+#if HAVE_WCTYPE_H
+# include <wctype.h>
+#endif
+#if !defined iswprint && !HAVE_ISWPRINT
+# define iswprint(wc) 1
+#endif
+
 #include "system.h"
 #include "error.h"
 #include "fadvise.h"
@@ -323,6 +349,18 @@
 #include "strftime.h"
 #include "xstrtol.h"
 
+/* Some systems, like BeOS, have multibyte encodings but lack mbstate_t.  */
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC && defined mbstate_t
+# define mbrtowc(pwc, s, n, ps) (mbrtowc) (pwc, s, n, 0)
+#endif
+
+#ifndef HAVE_DECL_WCWIDTH
+"this configure-time declaration test was not run"
+#endif
+#if !HAVE_DECL_WCWIDTH
+extern int wcwidth ();
+#endif
+
 /* The official name of this program (e.g., no 'g' prefix).  */
 #define PROGRAM_NAME "pr"
 
@@ -415,7 +453,20 @@ struct COLUMN
 
 typedef struct COLUMN COLUMN;
 
-static int char_to_clump (char c);
+/* Funtion pointers to switch functions for single byte locale or for
+   multibyte locale. If multibyte functions do not exist in your sysytem,
+   these pointers always point the function for single byte locale. */
+static void (*print_char) (char c);
+static int (*char_to_clump) (char c);
+
+/* Functions for single byte locale. */
+static void print_char_single (char c);
+static int char_to_clump_single (char c);
+
+/* Functions for multibyte locale. */
+static void print_char_multi (char c);
+static int char_to_clump_multi (char c);
+
 static bool read_line (COLUMN *p);
 static bool print_page (void);
 static bool print_stored (COLUMN *p);
@@ -425,6 +476,7 @@ static void print_header (void);
 static void pad_across_to (int position);
 static void add_line_number (COLUMN *p);
 static void getoptarg (char *arg, char switch_char, char *character,
+                       int *character_length, int *character_width,
                        int *number);
 static void print_files (int number_of_files, char **av);
 static void init_parameters (int number_of_files);
@@ -438,7 +490,6 @@ static void store_char (char c);
 static void pad_down (int lines);
 static void read_rest_of_line (COLUMN *p);
 static void skip_read (COLUMN *p, int column_number);
-static void print_char (char c);
 static void cleanup (void);
 static void print_sep_string (void);
 static void separator_string (const char *optarg_S);
@@ -450,7 +501,7 @@ static COLUMN *column_vector;
    we store the leftmost columns contiguously in buff.
    To print a line from buff, get the index of the first character
    from line_vector[i], and print up to line_vector[i + 1]. */
-static char *buff;
+static unsigned char *buff;
 
 /* Index of the position in buff where the next character
    will be stored. */
@@ -554,7 +605,7 @@ static int chars_per_column;
 static bool untabify_input = false;
 
 /* (-e) The input tab character. */
-static char input_tab_char = '\t';
+static char input_tab_char[MB_LEN_MAX] = "\t";
 
 /* (-e) Tabstops are at chars_per_tab, 2*chars_per_tab, 3*chars_per_tab, ...
    where the leftmost column is 1. */
@@ -564,7 +615,10 @@ static int chars_per_input_tab = 8;
 static bool tabify_output = false;
 
 /* (-i) The output tab character. */
-static char output_tab_char = '\t';
+static char output_tab_char[MB_LEN_MAX] = "\t";
+
+/* (-i) The byte length of output tab character. */
+static int output_tab_char_length = 1;
 
 /* (-i) The width of the output tab. */
 static int chars_per_output_tab = 8;
@@ -634,7 +688,13 @@ static int line_number;
 static bool numbered_lines = false;
 
 /* (-n) Character which follows each line number. */
-static char number_separator = '\t';
+static char number_separator[MB_LEN_MAX] = "\t";
+
+/* (-n) The byte length of the character which follows each line number. */
+static int number_separator_length = 1;
+
+/* (-n) The character width of the character which follows each line number. */
+static int number_separator_width = 0;
 
 /* (-n) line counting starts with 1st line of input file (not with 1st
    line of 1st page printed). */
@@ -687,6 +747,7 @@ static bool use_col_separator = false;
    -a|COLUMN|-m is a 'space' and with the -J option a 'tab'. */
 static char *col_sep_string = (char *) "";
 static int col_sep_length = 0;
+static int col_sep_width = 0;
 static char *column_separator = (char *) " ";
 static char *line_separator = (char *) "\t";
 
@@ -843,6 +904,13 @@ separator_string (const char *optarg_S)
   col_sep_length = (int) strlen (optarg_S);
   col_sep_string = xmalloc (col_sep_length + 1);
   strcpy (col_sep_string, optarg_S);
+
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+  if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+    col_sep_width = mbswidth (col_sep_string, 0);
+  else
+#endif
+    col_sep_width = col_sep_length;
 }
 
 int
@@ -867,6 +935,21 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
 
   atexit (close_stdout);
 
+/* Define which functions are used, the ones for single byte locale or the ones
+   for multibyte locale. */
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+  if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+    {
+      print_char = print_char_multi;
+      char_to_clump = char_to_clump_multi;
+    }
+  else
+#endif
+    {
+      print_char = print_char_single;
+      char_to_clump = char_to_clump_single;
+    }
+
   n_files = 0;
   file_names = (argc > 1
                 ? xmalloc ((argc - 1) * sizeof (char *))
@@ -943,8 +1026,12 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
           break;
         case 'e':
           if (optarg)
-            getoptarg (optarg, 'e', &input_tab_char,
-                       &chars_per_input_tab);
+            {
+              int dummy_length, dummy_width;
+
+              getoptarg (optarg, 'e', input_tab_char, &dummy_length,
+                         &dummy_width, &chars_per_input_tab);
+            }
           /* Could check tab width > 0. */
           untabify_input = true;
           break;
@@ -957,8 +1044,12 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
           break;
         case 'i':
           if (optarg)
-            getoptarg (optarg, 'i', &output_tab_char,
-                       &chars_per_output_tab);
+            {
+              int dummy_width;
+
+              getoptarg (optarg, 'i', output_tab_char, &output_tab_char_length,
+                         &dummy_width, &chars_per_output_tab);
+            }
           /* Could check tab width > 0. */
           tabify_output = true;
           break;
@@ -985,8 +1076,8 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
         case 'n':
           numbered_lines = true;
           if (optarg)
-            getoptarg (optarg, 'n', &number_separator,
-                       &chars_per_number);
+            getoptarg (optarg, 'n', number_separator, &number_separator_length,
+                       &number_separator_width, &chars_per_number);
           break;
         case 'N':
           skip_count = false;
@@ -1025,7 +1116,7 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
           old_s = false;
           /* Reset an additional input of -s, -S dominates -s */
           col_sep_string = bad_cast ("");
-          col_sep_length = 0;
+          col_sep_length = col_sep_width = 0;
           use_col_separator = true;
           if (optarg)
             separator_string (optarg);
@@ -1182,10 +1273,45 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
    a number. */
 
 static void
-getoptarg (char *arg, char switch_char, char *character, int *number)
+getoptarg (char *arg, char switch_char, char *character, int *character_length,
+           int *character_width, int *number)
 {
   if (!ISDIGIT (*arg))
-    *character = *arg++;
+    {
+#ifdef HAVE_MBRTOWC
+      if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)        /* for multibyte locale. */
+        {
+          wchar_t wc;
+          size_t mblength;
+          int width;
+          mbstate_t state = {'\0'};
+
+          mblength = mbrtowc (&wc, arg, strnlen(arg, MB_LEN_MAX), &state);
+
+          if (mblength == (size_t)-1 || mblength == (size_t)-2)
+            {
+              *character_length = 1;
+              *character_width = 1;
+            }
+          else
+            {
+              *character_length = (mblength < 1) ? 1 : mblength;
+              width = wcwidth (wc);
+              *character_width = (width < 0) ? 0 : width;
+            }
+
+          strncpy (character, arg, *character_length);
+          arg += *character_length;
+        }
+      else                        /* for single byte locale. */
+#endif
+        {
+          *character = *arg++;
+          *character_length = 1;
+          *character_width = 1;
+        }
+    }
+
   if (*arg)
     {
       long int tmp_long;
@@ -1207,6 +1333,11 @@ static void
 init_parameters (int number_of_files)
 {
   int chars_used_by_number = 0;
+  int mb_len = 1;
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+  if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+    mb_len = MB_LEN_MAX;
+#endif
 
   lines_per_body = lines_per_page - lines_per_header - lines_per_footer;
   if (lines_per_body <= 0)
@@ -1244,7 +1375,7 @@ init_parameters (int number_of_files)
           else
             col_sep_string = column_separator;
 
-          col_sep_length = 1;
+          col_sep_length = col_sep_width = 1;
           use_col_separator = true;
         }
       /* It's rather pointless to define a TAB separator with column
@@ -1274,11 +1405,11 @@ init_parameters (int number_of_files)
              + TAB_WIDTH (chars_per_input_tab, chars_per_number);   */
 
       /* Estimate chars_per_text without any margin and keep it constant. */
-      if (number_separator == '\t')
+      if (number_separator[0] == '\t')
         number_width = (chars_per_number
                         + TAB_WIDTH (chars_per_default_tab, chars_per_number));
       else
-        number_width = chars_per_number + 1;
+        number_width = chars_per_number + number_separator_width;
 
       /* The number is part of the column width unless we are
          printing files in parallel. */
@@ -1287,7 +1418,7 @@ init_parameters (int number_of_files)
     }
 
   chars_per_column = (chars_per_line - chars_used_by_number
-                      - (columns - 1) * col_sep_length) / columns;
+                      - (columns - 1) * col_sep_width) / columns;
 
   if (chars_per_column < 1)
     error (EXIT_FAILURE, 0, _("page width too narrow"));
@@ -1305,7 +1436,7 @@ init_parameters (int number_of_files)
      We've to use 8 as the lower limit, if we use chars_per_default_tab = 8
      to expand a tab which is not an input_tab-char. */
   free (clump_buff);
-  clump_buff = xmalloc (MAX (8, chars_per_input_tab));
+  clump_buff = xmalloc (mb_len * MAX (8, chars_per_input_tab));
 }
 
 /* Open the necessary files,
@@ -1413,7 +1544,7 @@ init_funcs (void)
 
   /* Enlarge p->start_position of first column to use the same form of
      padding_not_printed with all columns. */
-  h = h + col_sep_length;
+  h = h + col_sep_width;
 
   /* This loop takes care of all but the rightmost column. */
 
@@ -1447,7 +1578,7 @@ init_funcs (void)
         }
       else
         {
-          h = h_next + col_sep_length;
+          h = h_next + col_sep_width;
           h_next = h + chars_per_column;
         }
     }
@@ -1738,9 +1869,9 @@ static void
 align_column (COLUMN *p)
 {
   padding_not_printed = p->start_position;
-  if (padding_not_printed - col_sep_length > 0)
+  if (padding_not_printed - col_sep_width > 0)
     {
-      pad_across_to (padding_not_printed - col_sep_length);
+      pad_across_to (padding_not_printed - col_sep_width);
       padding_not_printed = ANYWHERE;
     }
 
@@ -2011,13 +2142,13 @@ store_char (char c)
       /* May be too generous. */
       buff = X2REALLOC (buff, &buff_allocated);
     }
-  buff[buff_current++] = c;
+  buff[buff_current++] = (unsigned char) c;
 }
 
 static void
 add_line_number (COLUMN *p)
 {
-  int i;
+  int i, j;
   char *s;
   int num_width;
 
@@ -2034,22 +2165,24 @@ add_line_number (COLUMN *p)
       /* Tabification is assumed for multiple columns, also for n-separators,
          but 'default n-separator = TAB' hasn't been given priority over
          equal column_width also specified by POSIX. */
-      if (number_separator == '\t')
+      if (number_separator[0] == '\t')
         {
           i = number_width - chars_per_number;
           while (i-- > 0)
             (p->char_func) (' ');
         }
       else
-        (p->char_func) (number_separator);
+        for (j = 0; j < number_separator_length; j++)
+          (p->char_func) (number_separator[j]);
     }
   else
     /* To comply with POSIX, we avoid any expansion of default TAB
        separator with a single column output. No column_width requirement
        has to be considered. */
     {
-      (p->char_func) (number_separator);
-      if (number_separator == '\t')
+      for (j = 0; j < number_separator_length; j++)
+        (p->char_func) (number_separator[j]);
+      if (number_separator[0] == '\t')
         output_position = POS_AFTER_TAB (chars_per_output_tab,
                           output_position);
     }
@@ -2210,7 +2343,7 @@ print_white_space (void)
   while (goal - h_old > 1
          && (h_new = POS_AFTER_TAB (chars_per_output_tab, h_old)) <= goal)
     {
-      putchar (output_tab_char);
+      fwrite (output_tab_char, sizeof(char), output_tab_char_length, stdout);
       h_old = h_new;
     }
   while (++h_old <= goal)
@@ -2230,6 +2363,7 @@ print_sep_string (void)
 {
   char *s;
   int l = col_sep_length;
+  int not_space_flag;
 
   s = col_sep_string;
 
@@ -2243,6 +2377,7 @@ print_sep_string (void)
     {
       for (; separators_not_printed > 0; --separators_not_printed)
         {
+          not_space_flag = 0;
           while (l-- > 0)
             {
               /* 3 types of sep_strings: spaces only, spaces and chars,
@@ -2256,12 +2391,15 @@ print_sep_string (void)
                 }
               else
                 {
+                  not_space_flag = 1;
                   if (spaces_not_printed > 0)
                     print_white_space ();
                   putchar (*s++);
-                  ++output_position;
                 }
             }
+          if (not_space_flag)
+            output_position += col_sep_width;
+
           /* sep_string ends with some spaces */
           if (spaces_not_printed > 0)
             print_white_space ();
@@ -2289,7 +2427,7 @@ print_clump (COLUMN *p, int n, char *clu
    required number of tabs and spaces. */
 
 static void
-print_char (char c)
+print_char_single (char c)
 {
   if (tabify_output)
     {
@@ -2313,6 +2451,74 @@ print_char (char c)
   putchar (c);
 }
 
+#ifdef HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static void
+print_char_multi (char c)
+{
+  static size_t mbc_pos = 0;
+  static char mbc[MB_LEN_MAX] = {'\0'};
+  static mbstate_t state = {'\0'};
+  mbstate_t state_bak;
+  wchar_t wc;
+  size_t mblength;
+  int width;
+
+  if (tabify_output)
+    {
+      state_bak = state;
+      mbc[mbc_pos++] = c;
+      mblength = mbrtowc (&wc, mbc, mbc_pos, &state);
+
+      while (mbc_pos > 0)
+        {
+          switch (mblength)
+            {
+            case (size_t)-2:
+              state = state_bak;
+              return;
+
+            case (size_t)-1:
+              state = state_bak;
+              ++output_position;
+              putchar (mbc[0]);
+              memmove (mbc, mbc + 1, MB_CUR_MAX - 1);
+              --mbc_pos;
+              break;
+
+            case 0:
+              mblength = 1;
+
+            default:
+              if (wc == L' ')
+                {
+                  memmove (mbc, mbc + mblength, MB_CUR_MAX - mblength);
+                  --mbc_pos;
+                  ++spaces_not_printed;
+                  return;
+                }
+              else if (spaces_not_printed > 0)
+                print_white_space ();
+
+              /* Nonprintables are assumed to have width 0, except L'\b'. */
+              if ((width = wcwidth (wc)) < 1)
+                {
+                  if (wc == L'\b')
+                    --output_position;
+                }
+              else
+                output_position += width;
+
+              fwrite (mbc, sizeof(char), mblength, stdout);
+              memmove (mbc, mbc + mblength, MB_CUR_MAX - mblength);
+              mbc_pos -= mblength;
+            }
+        }
+      return;
+    }
+  putchar (c);
+}
+#endif
+
 /* Skip to page PAGE before printing.
    PAGE may be larger than total number of pages. */
 
@@ -2492,9 +2698,9 @@ read_line (COLUMN *p)
           align_empty_cols = false;
         }
 
-      if (padding_not_printed - col_sep_length > 0)
+      if (padding_not_printed - col_sep_width > 0)
         {
-          pad_across_to (padding_not_printed - col_sep_length);
+          pad_across_to (padding_not_printed - col_sep_width);
           padding_not_printed = ANYWHERE;
         }
 
@@ -2595,9 +2801,9 @@ print_stored (COLUMN *p)
         }
     }
 
-  if (padding_not_printed - col_sep_length > 0)
+  if (padding_not_printed - col_sep_width > 0)
     {
-      pad_across_to (padding_not_printed - col_sep_length);
+      pad_across_to (padding_not_printed - col_sep_width);
       padding_not_printed = ANYWHERE;
     }
 
@@ -2610,8 +2816,8 @@ print_stored (COLUMN *p)
   if (spaces_not_printed == 0)
     {
       output_position = p->start_position + end_vector[line];
-      if (p->start_position - col_sep_length == chars_per_margin)
-        output_position -= col_sep_length;
+      if (p->start_position - col_sep_width == chars_per_margin)
+        output_position -= col_sep_width;
     }
 
   return true;
@@ -2630,7 +2836,7 @@ print_stored (COLUMN *p)
    number of characters is 1.) */
 
 static int
-char_to_clump (char c)
+char_to_clump_single (char c)
 {
   unsigned char uc = c;
   char *s = clump_buff;
@@ -2640,10 +2846,10 @@ char_to_clump (char c)
   int chars;
   int chars_per_c = 8;
 
-  if (c == input_tab_char)
+  if (c == input_tab_char[0])
     chars_per_c = chars_per_input_tab;
 
-  if (c == input_tab_char || c == '\t')
+  if (c == input_tab_char[0] || c == '\t')
     {
       width = TAB_WIDTH (chars_per_c, input_position);
 
@@ -2724,6 +2930,154 @@ char_to_clump (char c)
   return chars;
 }
 
+#ifdef HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static int
+char_to_clump_multi (char c)
+{
+  static size_t mbc_pos = 0;
+  static char mbc[MB_LEN_MAX] = {'\0'};
+  static mbstate_t state = {'\0'};
+  mbstate_t state_bak;
+  wchar_t wc;
+  size_t mblength;
+  int wc_width;
+  register char *s = clump_buff;
+  register int i, j;
+  char esc_buff[4];
+  int width;
+  int chars;
+  int chars_per_c = 8;
+
+  state_bak = state;
+  mbc[mbc_pos++] = c;
+  mblength = mbrtowc (&wc, mbc, mbc_pos, &state);
+
+  width = 0;
+  chars = 0;
+  while (mbc_pos > 0)
+    {
+      switch (mblength)
+        {
+        case (size_t)-2:
+          state = state_bak;
+          return 0;
+
+        case (size_t)-1:
+          state = state_bak;
+          mblength = 1;
+
+          if (use_esc_sequence || use_cntrl_prefix)
+            {
+              width = +4;
+              chars = +4;
+              *s++ = '\\';
+              sprintf (esc_buff, "%03o", (unsigned char) mbc[0]);
+              for (i = 0; i <= 2; ++i)
+                *s++ = (int) esc_buff[i];
+            }
+          else
+            {
+              width += 1;
+              chars += 1;
+              *s++ = mbc[0];
+            }
+          break;
+
+        case 0:
+          mblength = 1;
+                /* Fall through */
+
+        default:
+          if (memcmp (mbc, input_tab_char, mblength) == 0)
+            chars_per_c = chars_per_input_tab;
+
+          if (memcmp (mbc, input_tab_char, mblength) == 0 || c == '\t')
+            {
+              int  width_inc;
+
+              width_inc = TAB_WIDTH (chars_per_c, input_position);
+              width += width_inc;
+
+              if (untabify_input)
+                {
+                  for (i = width_inc; i; --i)
+                    *s++ = ' ';
+                  chars += width_inc;
+                }
+              else
+                {
+                  for (i = 0; i <  mblength; i++)
+                    *s++ = mbc[i];
+                  chars += mblength;
+                }
+            }
+          else if ((wc_width = wcwidth (wc)) < 1)
+            {
+              if (use_esc_sequence)
+                {
+                  for (i = 0; i < mblength; i++)
+                    {
+                      width += 4;
+                      chars += 4;
+                      *s++ = '\\';
+                      sprintf (esc_buff, "%03o", (unsigned char) mbc[i]);
+                      for (j = 0; j <= 2; ++j)
+                        *s++ = (int) esc_buff[j];
+                    }
+                }
+              else if (use_cntrl_prefix)
+                {
+                  if (wc < 0200)
+                    {
+                      width += 2;
+                      chars += 2;
+                      *s++ = '^';
+                      *s++ = wc ^ 0100;
+                    }
+                  else
+                    {
+                      for (i = 0; i < mblength; i++)
+                        {
+                          width += 4;
+                          chars += 4;
+                          *s++ = '\\';
+                          sprintf (esc_buff, "%03o", (unsigned char) mbc[i]);
+                          for (j = 0; j <= 2; ++j)
+                            *s++ = (int) esc_buff[j];
+                        }
+                    }
+                }
+              else if (wc == L'\b')
+                {
+                  width += -1;
+                  chars += 1;
+                  *s++ = c;
+                }
+              else
+                {
+                  width += 0;
+                  chars += mblength;
+                  for (i = 0; i < mblength; i++)
+                    *s++ = mbc[i];
+                }
+            }
+          else
+            {
+              width += wc_width;
+              chars += mblength;
+              for (i = 0; i < mblength; i++)
+                *s++ = mbc[i];
+            }
+        }
+      memmove (mbc, mbc + mblength, MB_CUR_MAX - mblength);
+      mbc_pos -= mblength;
+    }
+
+  input_position += width;
+  return chars;
+}
+#endif
+
 /* We've just printed some files and need to clean up things before
    looking for more options and printing the next batch of files.
 
Index: src/sort.c
===================================================================
--- src/sort.c.orig
+++ src/sort.c
@@ -29,6 +29,14 @@
 #include <sys/wait.h>
 #include <signal.h>
 #include <assert.h>
+#if HAVE_WCHAR_H
+# include <wchar.h>
+#endif
+/* Get isw* functions. */
+#if HAVE_WCTYPE_H
+# include <wctype.h>
+#endif
+
 #include "system.h"
 #include "argmatch.h"
 #include "error.h"
@@ -166,12 +174,34 @@ static int thousands_sep;
 
 /* Nonzero if the corresponding locales are hard.  */
 static bool hard_LC_COLLATE;
-#if HAVE_NL_LANGINFO
+#if HAVE_LANGINFO_CODESET
 static bool hard_LC_TIME;
 #endif
 
 #define NONZERO(x) ((x) != 0)
 
+/* get a multibyte character's byte length. */
+#define GET_BYTELEN_OF_CHAR(LIM, PTR, MBLENGTH, STATE)                        \
+  do                                                                        \
+    {                                                                        \
+      wchar_t wc;                                                        \
+      mbstate_t state_bak;                                                \
+                                                                        \
+      state_bak = STATE;                                                \
+      mblength = mbrtowc (&wc, PTR, LIM - PTR, &STATE);                        \
+                                                                        \
+      switch (MBLENGTH)                                                        \
+        {                                                                \
+        case (size_t)-1:                                                \
+        case (size_t)-2:                                                \
+          STATE = state_bak;                                                \
+                /* Fall through. */                                        \
+        case 0:                                                                \
+          MBLENGTH = 1;                                                        \
+      }                                                                        \
+    }                                                                        \
+  while (0)
+
 /* The kind of blanks for '-b' to skip in various options. */
 enum blanktype { bl_start, bl_end, bl_both };
 
@@ -345,13 +375,11 @@ static bool reverse;
    they were read if all keys compare equal.  */
 static bool stable;
 
-/* If TAB has this value, blanks separate fields.  */
-enum { TAB_DEFAULT = CHAR_MAX + 1 };
-
-/* Tab character separating fields.  If TAB_DEFAULT, then fields are
+/* Tab character separating fields.  If tab_length is 0, then fields are
    separated by the empty string between a non-blank character and a blank
    character. */
-static int tab = TAB_DEFAULT;
+static char tab[MB_LEN_MAX + 1];
+static size_t tab_length = 0;
 
 /* Flag to remove consecutive duplicate lines from the output.
    Only the last of a sequence of equal lines will be output. */
@@ -783,6 +811,46 @@ reap_all (void)
     reap (-1);
 }
 
+/* Function pointers. */
+static void
+(*inittables) (void);
+static char *
+(*begfield) (const struct line*, const struct keyfield *);
+static char *
+(*limfield) (const struct line*, const struct keyfield *);
+static void
+(*skipblanks) (char **ptr, char *lim);
+static int
+(*getmonth) (char const *, size_t, char **);
+static int
+(*keycompare) (const struct line *, const struct line *);
+static int
+(*numcompare) (const char *, const char *);
+
+/* Test for white space multibyte character.
+   Set LENGTH the byte length of investigated multibyte character. */
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static int
+ismbblank (const char *str, size_t len, size_t *length)
+{
+  size_t mblength;
+  wchar_t wc;
+  mbstate_t state;
+
+  memset (&state, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+  mblength = mbrtowc (&wc, str, len, &state);
+
+  if (mblength == (size_t)-1 || mblength == (size_t)-2)
+    {
+      *length = 1;
+      return 0;
+    }
+
+  *length = (mblength < 1) ? 1 : mblength;
+  return iswblank (wc);
+}
+#endif
+
 /* Clean up any remaining temporary files.  */
 
 static void
@@ -1223,7 +1291,7 @@ zaptemp (char const *name)
   free (node);
 }
 
-#if HAVE_NL_LANGINFO
+#if HAVE_LANGINFO_CODESET
 
 static int
 struct_month_cmp (void const *m1, void const *m2)
@@ -1238,7 +1306,7 @@ struct_month_cmp (void const *m1, void c
 /* Initialize the character class tables. */
 
 static void
-inittables (void)
+inittables_uni (void)
 {
   size_t i;
 
@@ -1250,7 +1318,7 @@ inittables (void)
       fold_toupper[i] = toupper (i);
     }
 
-#if HAVE_NL_LANGINFO
+#if HAVE_LANGINFO_CODESET
   /* If we're not in the "C" locale, read different names for months.  */
   if (hard_LC_TIME)
     {
@@ -1332,6 +1400,84 @@ specify_nmerge (int oi, char c, char con
     xstrtol_fatal (e, oi, c, long_options, s);
 }
 
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static void
+inittables_mb (void)
+{
+  int i, j, k, l;
+  char *name, *s, *lc_time, *lc_ctype;
+  size_t s_len, mblength;
+  char mbc[MB_LEN_MAX];
+  wchar_t wc, pwc;
+  mbstate_t state_mb, state_wc;
+
+  lc_time = setlocale (LC_TIME, "");
+  if (lc_time)
+    lc_time = xstrdup (lc_time);
+
+  lc_ctype = setlocale (LC_CTYPE, "");
+  if (lc_ctype)
+    lc_ctype = xstrdup (lc_ctype);
+
+  if (lc_time && lc_ctype)
+    /* temporarily set LC_CTYPE to match LC_TIME, so that we can convert
+     * the names of months to upper case */
+    setlocale (LC_CTYPE, lc_time);
+
+  for (i = 0; i < MONTHS_PER_YEAR; i++)
+    {
+      s = (char *) nl_langinfo (ABMON_1 + i);
+      s_len = strlen (s);
+      monthtab[i].name = name = (char *) xmalloc (s_len + 1);
+      monthtab[i].val = i + 1;
+
+      memset (&state_mb, '\0', sizeof (mbstate_t));
+      memset (&state_wc, '\0', sizeof (mbstate_t));
+
+      for (j = 0; j < s_len;)
+        {
+          if (!ismbblank (s + j, s_len - j, &mblength))
+            break;
+          j += mblength;
+        }
+
+      for (k = 0; j < s_len;)
+        {
+          mblength = mbrtowc (&wc, (s + j), (s_len - j), &state_mb);
+          assert (mblength != (size_t)-1 && mblength != (size_t)-2);
+          if (mblength == 0)
+            break;
+
+          pwc = towupper (wc);
+          if (pwc == wc)
+            {
+              memcpy (mbc, s + j, mblength);
+              j += mblength;
+            }
+          else
+            {
+              j += mblength;
+              mblength = wcrtomb (mbc, pwc, &state_wc);
+              assert (mblength != (size_t)0 && mblength != (size_t)-1);
+            }
+
+          for (l = 0; l < mblength; l++)
+            name[k++] = mbc[l];
+        }
+      name[k] = '\0';
+    }
+  qsort ((void *) monthtab, MONTHS_PER_YEAR,
+      sizeof (struct month), struct_month_cmp);
+
+  if (lc_time && lc_ctype)
+    /* restore the original locales */
+    setlocale (LC_CTYPE, lc_ctype);
+
+  free (lc_ctype);
+  free (lc_time);
+}
+#endif
+
 /* Specify the amount of main memory to use when sorting.  */
 static void
 specify_sort_size (int oi, char c, char const *s)
@@ -1564,7 +1710,7 @@ buffer_linelim (struct buffer const *buf
    by KEY in LINE. */
 
 static char *
-begfield (struct line const *line, struct keyfield const *key)
+begfield_uni (const struct line *line, const struct keyfield *key)
 {
   char *ptr = line->text, *lim = ptr + line->length - 1;
   size_t sword = key->sword;
@@ -1573,10 +1719,10 @@ begfield (struct line const *line, struc
   /* The leading field separator itself is included in a field when -t
      is absent.  */
 
-  if (tab != TAB_DEFAULT)
+  if (tab_length)
     while (ptr < lim && sword--)
       {
-        while (ptr < lim && *ptr != tab)
+        while (ptr < lim && *ptr != tab[0])
           ++ptr;
         if (ptr < lim)
           ++ptr;
@@ -1602,11 +1748,70 @@ begfield (struct line const *line, struc
   return ptr;
 }
 
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static char *
+begfield_mb (const struct line *line, const struct keyfield *key)
+{
+  int i;
+  char *ptr = line->text, *lim = ptr + line->length - 1;
+  size_t sword = key->sword;
+  size_t schar = key->schar;
+  size_t mblength;
+  mbstate_t state;
+
+  memset (&state, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+
+  if (tab_length)
+    while (ptr < lim && sword--)
+      {
+        while (ptr < lim && memcmp (ptr, tab, tab_length) != 0)
+          {
+            GET_BYTELEN_OF_CHAR (lim, ptr, mblength, state);
+            ptr += mblength;
+          }
+        if (ptr < lim)
+          {
+            GET_BYTELEN_OF_CHAR (lim, ptr, mblength, state);
+            ptr += mblength;
+          }
+      }
+  else
+    while (ptr < lim && sword--)
+      {
+        while (ptr < lim && ismbblank (ptr, lim - ptr, &mblength))
+          ptr += mblength;
+        if (ptr < lim)
+          {
+            GET_BYTELEN_OF_CHAR (lim, ptr, mblength, state);
+            ptr += mblength;
+          }
+        while (ptr < lim && !ismbblank (ptr, lim - ptr, &mblength))
+          ptr += mblength;
+      }
+
+  if (key->skipsblanks)
+    while (ptr < lim && ismbblank (ptr, lim - ptr, &mblength))
+      ptr += mblength;
+
+  for (i = 0; i < schar; i++)
+    {
+      GET_BYTELEN_OF_CHAR (lim, ptr, mblength, state);
+
+      if (ptr + mblength > lim)
+        break;
+      else
+        ptr += mblength;
+    }
+
+  return ptr;
+}
+#endif
+
 /* Return the limit of (a pointer to the first character after) the field
    in LINE specified by KEY. */
 
 static char *
-limfield (struct line const *line, struct keyfield const *key)
+limfield_uni (const struct line *line, const struct keyfield *key)
 {
   char *ptr = line->text, *lim = ptr + line->length - 1;
   size_t eword = key->eword, echar = key->echar;
@@ -1621,10 +1826,10 @@ limfield (struct line const *line, struc
      'beginning' is the first character following the delimiting TAB.
      Otherwise, leave PTR pointing at the first 'blank' character after
      the preceding field.  */
-  if (tab != TAB_DEFAULT)
+  if (tab_length)
     while (ptr < lim && eword--)
       {
-        while (ptr < lim && *ptr != tab)
+        while (ptr < lim && *ptr != tab[0])
           ++ptr;
         if (ptr < lim && (eword || echar))
           ++ptr;
@@ -1670,10 +1875,10 @@ limfield (struct line const *line, struc
      */
 
   /* Make LIM point to the end of (one byte past) the current field.  */
-  if (tab != TAB_DEFAULT)
+  if (tab_length)
     {
       char *newlim;
-      newlim = memchr (ptr, tab, lim - ptr);
+      newlim = memchr (ptr, tab[0], lim - ptr);
       if (newlim)
         lim = newlim;
     }
@@ -1704,6 +1909,130 @@ limfield (struct line const *line, struc
   return ptr;
 }
 
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static char *
+limfield_mb (const struct line *line, const struct keyfield *key)
+{
+  char *ptr = line->text, *lim = ptr + line->length - 1;
+  size_t eword = key->eword, echar = key->echar;
+  int i;
+  size_t mblength;
+  mbstate_t state;
+
+  if (echar == 0)
+    eword++; /* skip all of end field. */
+
+  memset (&state, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+
+  if (tab_length)
+    while (ptr < lim && eword--)
+      {
+        while (ptr < lim && memcmp (ptr, tab, tab_length) != 0)
+          {
+            GET_BYTELEN_OF_CHAR (lim, ptr, mblength, state);
+            ptr += mblength;
+          }
+        if (ptr < lim && (eword | echar))
+          {
+            GET_BYTELEN_OF_CHAR (lim, ptr, mblength, state);
+            ptr += mblength;
+          }
+      }
+  else
+    while (ptr < lim && eword--)
+      {
+        while (ptr < lim && ismbblank (ptr, lim - ptr, &mblength))
+          ptr += mblength;
+        if (ptr < lim)
+          {
+            GET_BYTELEN_OF_CHAR (lim, ptr, mblength, state);
+            ptr += mblength;
+          }
+        while (ptr < lim && !ismbblank (ptr, lim - ptr, &mblength))
+          ptr += mblength;
+      }
+
+
+# ifdef POSIX_UNSPECIFIED
+  /* Make LIM point to the end of (one byte past) the current field.  */
+  if (tab_length)
+    {
+      char *newlim, *p;
+
+      newlim = NULL;
+      for (p = ptr; p < lim;)
+         {
+          if (memcmp (p, tab, tab_length) == 0)
+            {
+              newlim = p;
+              break;
+            }
+
+          GET_BYTELEN_OF_CHAR (lim, ptr, mblength, state);
+          p += mblength;
+        }
+    }
+  else
+    {
+      char *newlim;
+      newlim = ptr;
+
+      while (newlim < lim && ismbblank (newlim, lim - newlim, &mblength))
+        newlim += mblength;
+      if (ptr < lim)
+        {
+          GET_BYTELEN_OF_CHAR (lim, ptr, mblength, state);
+          ptr += mblength;
+        }
+      while (newlim < lim && !ismbblank (newlim, lim - newlim, &mblength))
+        newlim += mblength;
+      lim = newlim;
+    }
+# endif
+
+  if (echar != 0)
+  {
+    /* If we're skipping leading blanks, don't start counting characters
+     *      until after skipping past any leading blanks.  */
+    if (key->skipsblanks)
+      while (ptr < lim && ismbblank (ptr, lim - ptr, &mblength))
+        ptr += mblength;
+
+    memset (&state, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+
+    /* Advance PTR by ECHAR (if possible), but no further than LIM.  */
+    for (i = 0; i < echar; i++)
+     {
+        GET_BYTELEN_OF_CHAR (lim, ptr, mblength, state);
+
+        if (ptr + mblength > lim)
+          break;
+        else
+          ptr += mblength;
+      }
+  }
+
+  return ptr;
+}
+#endif
+
+static void
+skipblanks_uni (char **ptr, char *lim)
+{
+  while (*ptr < lim && blanks[to_uchar (**ptr)])
+    ++(*ptr);
+}
+
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static void
+skipblanks_mb (char **ptr, char *lim)
+{
+  size_t mblength;
+  while (*ptr < lim && ismbblank (*ptr, lim - *ptr, &mblength))
+    (*ptr) += mblength;
+}
+#endif
+
 /* Fill BUF reading from FP, moving buf->left bytes from the end
    of buf->buf to the beginning first.  If EOF is reached and the
    file wasn't terminated by a newline, supply one.  Set up BUF's line
@@ -1790,8 +2119,22 @@ fillbuf (struct buffer *buf, FILE *fp, c
                   else
                     {
                       if (key->skipsblanks)
-                        while (blanks[to_uchar (*line_start)])
-                          line_start++;
+                        {
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+                          if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+                            {
+                              size_t mblength;
+                              while (line_start < line->keylim &&
+                                     ismbblank (line_start,
+                                                line->keylim - line_start,
+                                                &mblength))
+                                line_start += mblength;
+                            }
+                          else
+#endif
+                          while (blanks[to_uchar (*line_start)])
+                            line_start++;
+                        }
                       line->keybeg = line_start;
                     }
                 }
@@ -1912,7 +2255,7 @@ human_numcompare (char const *a, char co
    hideously fast. */
 
 static int
-numcompare (char const *a, char const *b)
+numcompare_uni (const char *a, const char *b)
 {
   while (blanks[to_uchar (*a)])
     a++;
@@ -1922,6 +2265,25 @@ numcompare (char const *a, char const *b
   return strnumcmp (a, b, decimal_point, thousands_sep);
 }
 
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static int
+numcompare_mb (const char *a, const char *b)
+{
+  size_t mblength, len;
+  len = strlen (a); /* okay for UTF-8 */
+  while (*a && ismbblank (a, len > MB_CUR_MAX ? MB_CUR_MAX : len, &mblength))
+    {
+      a += mblength;
+      len -= mblength;
+    }
+  len = strlen (b); /* okay for UTF-8 */
+  while (*b && ismbblank (b, len > MB_CUR_MAX ? MB_CUR_MAX : len, &mblength))
+    b += mblength;
+
+  return strnumcmp (a, b, decimal_point, thousands_sep);
+}
+#endif /* HAV_EMBRTOWC */
+
 /* Work around a problem whereby the long double value returned by glibc's
    strtold ("NaN", ...) contains uninitialized bits: clear all bytes of
    A and B before calling strtold.  FIXME: remove this function once
@@ -1972,7 +2334,7 @@ general_numcompare (char const *sa, char
    Return 0 if the name in S is not recognized.  */
 
 static int
-getmonth (char const *month, char **ea)
+getmonth_uni (char const *month, size_t len, char **ea)
 {
   size_t lo = 0;
   size_t hi = MONTHS_PER_YEAR;
@@ -2247,15 +2609,14 @@ debug_key (struct line const *line, stru
           char saved = *lim;
           *lim = '\0';
 
-          while (blanks[to_uchar (*beg)])
-            beg++;
+          skipblanks (&beg, lim);
 
           char *tighter_lim = beg;
 
           if (lim < beg)
             tighter_lim = lim;
           else if (key->month)
-            getmonth (beg, &tighter_lim);
+            getmonth (beg, lim-beg, &tighter_lim);
           else if (key->general_numeric)
             ignore_value (strtold (beg, &tighter_lim));
           else if (key->numeric || key->human_numeric)
@@ -2399,7 +2760,7 @@ key_warnings (struct keyfield const *gke
       bool maybe_space_aligned = !hard_LC_COLLATE && default_key_compare (key)
                                  && !(key->schar || key->echar);
       bool line_offset = key->eword == 0 && key->echar != 0; /* -k1.x,1.y  */
-      if (!gkey_only && tab == TAB_DEFAULT && !line_offset
+      if (!gkey_only && !tab_length && !line_offset
           && ((!key->skipsblanks && !(implicit_skip || maybe_space_aligned))
               || (!key->skipsblanks && key->schar)
               || (!key->skipeblanks && key->echar)))
@@ -2457,11 +2818,87 @@ key_warnings (struct keyfield const *gke
     error (0, 0, _("option '-r' only applies to last-resort comparison"));
 }
 
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static int
+getmonth_mb (const char *s, size_t len, char **ea)
+{
+  char *month;
+  register size_t i;
+  register int lo = 0, hi = MONTHS_PER_YEAR, result;
+  char *tmp;
+  size_t wclength, mblength;
+  const char **pp;
+  const wchar_t **wpp;
+  wchar_t *month_wcs;
+  mbstate_t state;
+
+  while (len > 0 && ismbblank (s, len, &mblength))
+    {
+      s += mblength;
+      len -= mblength;
+    }
+
+  if (len == 0)
+    return 0;
+
+  month = (char *) xmalloc (len + 1);
+
+  tmp = (char *) xmalloc (len + 1);
+  memcpy (tmp, s, len);
+  tmp[len] = '\0';
+  pp = (const char **)&tmp;
+  month_wcs = (wchar_t *) xmalloc ((len + 1) * sizeof (wchar_t));
+  memset (&state, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+
+  wclength = mbsrtowcs (month_wcs, pp, len + 1, &state);
+  if (wclength == (size_t)-1 || *pp != NULL)
+    error (SORT_FAILURE, 0, _("Invalid multibyte input %s."), quote(s));
+
+  for (i = 0; i < wclength; i++)
+    {
+      month_wcs[i] = towupper(month_wcs[i]);
+      if (iswblank (month_wcs[i]))
+        {
+          month_wcs[i] = L'\0';
+          break;
+        }
+    }
+
+  wpp = (const wchar_t **)&month_wcs;
+
+  mblength = wcsrtombs (month, wpp, len + 1, &state);
+  assert (mblength != (-1) && *wpp == NULL);
+
+  do
+    {
+      int ix = (lo + hi) / 2;
+
+      if (strncmp (month, monthtab[ix].name, strlen (monthtab[ix].name)) < 0)
+        hi = ix;
+      else
+        lo = ix;
+    }
+  while (hi - lo > 1);
+
+  result = (!strncmp (month, monthtab[lo].name, strlen (monthtab[lo].name))
+      ? monthtab[lo].val : 0);
+
+  if (ea && result)
+     *ea = s + strlen (monthtab[lo].name);
+
+  free (month);
+  free (tmp);
+  free (month_wcs);
+
+  return result;
+}
+#endif
+
 /* Compare two lines A and B trying every key in sequence until there
    are no more keys or a difference is found. */
 
 static int
-keycompare (struct line const *a, struct line const *b)
+keycompare_uni (const struct line *a, const struct line *b)
 {
   struct keyfield *key = keylist;
 
@@ -2546,7 +2983,7 @@ keycompare (struct line const *a, struct
           else if (key->human_numeric)
             diff = human_numcompare (ta, tb);
           else if (key->month)
-            diff = getmonth (ta, NULL) - getmonth (tb, NULL);
+            diff = getmonth (ta, tlena, NULL) - getmonth (tb, tlenb, NULL);
           else if (key->random)
             diff = compare_random (ta, tlena, tb, tlenb);
           else if (key->version)
@@ -2662,6 +3099,181 @@ keycompare (struct line const *a, struct
   return key->reverse ? -diff : diff;
 }
 
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static int
+keycompare_mb (const struct line *a, const struct line *b)
+{
+  struct keyfield *key = keylist;
+
+  /* For the first iteration only, the key positions have been
+     precomputed for us. */
+  char *texta = a->keybeg;
+  char *textb = b->keybeg;
+  char *lima = a->keylim;
+  char *limb = b->keylim;
+
+  size_t mblength_a, mblength_b;
+  wchar_t wc_a, wc_b;
+  mbstate_t state_a, state_b;
+
+  int diff;
+
+  memset (&state_a, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+  memset (&state_b, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+
+  for (;;)
+    {
+      char const *translate = key->translate;
+      bool const *ignore = key->ignore;
+
+      /* Find the lengths. */
+      size_t lena = lima <= texta ? 0 : lima - texta;
+      size_t lenb = limb <= textb ? 0 : limb - textb;
+
+      /* Actually compare the fields. */
+      if (key->random)
+        diff = compare_random (texta, lena, textb, lenb);
+      else if (key->numeric | key->general_numeric | key->human_numeric)
+        {
+          char savea = *lima, saveb = *limb;
+
+          *lima = *limb = '\0';
+          diff = (key->numeric ? numcompare (texta, textb)
+                  : key->general_numeric ? general_numcompare (texta, textb)
+                  : human_numcompare (texta, textb));
+          *lima = savea, *limb = saveb;
+        }
+      else if (key->version)
+        diff = filevercmp (texta, textb);
+      else if (key->month)
+        diff = getmonth (texta, lena, NULL) - getmonth (textb, lenb, NULL);
+      else
+        {
+          if (ignore || translate)
+            {
+              char *copy_a = (char *) xmalloc (lena + 1 + lenb + 1);
+              char *copy_b = copy_a + lena + 1;
+              size_t new_len_a, new_len_b;
+              size_t i, j;
+
+              /* Ignore and/or translate chars before comparing.  */
+# define IGNORE_CHARS(NEW_LEN, LEN, TEXT, COPY, WC, MBLENGTH, STATE)        \
+  do                                                                        \
+    {                                                                        \
+      wchar_t uwc;                                                        \
+      char mbc[MB_LEN_MAX];                                                \
+      mbstate_t state_wc;                                                \
+                                                                        \
+      for (NEW_LEN = i = 0; i < LEN;)                                        \
+        {                                                                \
+          mbstate_t state_bak;                                                \
+                                                                        \
+          state_bak = STATE;                                                \
+          MBLENGTH = mbrtowc (&WC, TEXT + i, LEN - i, &STATE);                \
+                                                                        \
+          if (MBLENGTH == (size_t)-2 || MBLENGTH == (size_t)-1                \
+              || MBLENGTH == 0)                                                \
+            {                                                                \
+              if (MBLENGTH == (size_t)-2 || MBLENGTH == (size_t)-1)        \
+                STATE = state_bak;                                        \
+              if (!ignore)                                                \
+                COPY[NEW_LEN++] = TEXT[i];                                \
+              i++;                                                      \
+              continue;                                                        \
+            }                                                                \
+                                                                        \
+          if (ignore)                                                        \
+            {                                                                \
+              if ((ignore == nonprinting && !iswprint (WC))                \
+                   || (ignore == nondictionary                                \
+                       && !iswalnum (WC) && !iswblank (WC)))                \
+                {                                                        \
+                  i += MBLENGTH;                                        \
+                  continue;                                                \
+                }                                                        \
+            }                                                                \
+                                                                        \
+          if (translate)                                                \
+            {                                                                \
+                                                                        \
+              uwc = towupper(WC);                                        \
+              if (WC == uwc)                                                \
+                {                                                        \
+                  memcpy (mbc, TEXT + i, MBLENGTH);                        \
+                  i += MBLENGTH;                                        \
+                }                                                        \
+              else                                                        \
+                {                                                        \
+                  i += MBLENGTH;                                        \
+                  WC = uwc;                                                \
+                  memset (&state_wc, '\0', sizeof (mbstate_t));                \
+                                                                        \
+                  MBLENGTH = wcrtomb (mbc, WC, &state_wc);                \
+                  assert (MBLENGTH != (size_t)-1 && MBLENGTH != 0);        \
+                }                                                        \
+                                                                        \
+              for (j = 0; j < MBLENGTH; j++)                                \
+                COPY[NEW_LEN++] = mbc[j];                                \
+            }                                                                \
+          else                                                                \
+            for (j = 0; j < MBLENGTH; j++)                                \
+              COPY[NEW_LEN++] = TEXT[i++];                                \
+        }                                                                \
+      COPY[NEW_LEN] = '\0';                                                \
+    }                                                                        \
+  while (0)
+              IGNORE_CHARS (new_len_a, lena, texta, copy_a,
+                            wc_a, mblength_a, state_a);
+              IGNORE_CHARS (new_len_b, lenb, textb, copy_b,
+                            wc_b, mblength_b, state_b);
+              diff = xmemcoll (copy_a, new_len_a, copy_b, new_len_b);
+              free(copy_a);
+            }
+          else if (lena == 0)
+            diff = - NONZERO (lenb);
+          else if (lenb == 0)
+            goto greater;
+          else
+            diff = xmemcoll (texta, lena, textb, lenb);
+        }
+
+      if (diff)
+        goto not_equal;
+
+      key = key->next;
+      if (! key)
+        break;
+
+      /* Find the beginning and limit of the next field.  */
+      if (key->eword != -1)
+        lima = limfield (a, key), limb = limfield (b, key);
+      else
+        lima = a->text + a->length - 1, limb = b->text + b->length - 1;
+
+      if (key->sword != -1)
+        texta = begfield (a, key), textb = begfield (b, key);
+      else
+        {
+          texta = a->text, textb = b->text;
+          if (key->skipsblanks)
+            {
+              while (texta < lima && ismbblank (texta, lima - texta, &mblength_a))
+                texta += mblength_a;
+              while (textb < limb && ismbblank (textb, limb - textb, &mblength_b))
+                textb += mblength_b;
+            }
+        }
+    }
+
+  return 0;
+
+greater:
+  diff = 1;
+not_equal:
+  return key->reverse ? -diff : diff;
+}
+#endif
+
 /* Compare two lines A and B, returning negative, zero, or positive
    depending on whether A compares less than, equal to, or greater than B. */
 
@@ -4157,7 +4769,7 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
   initialize_exit_failure (SORT_FAILURE);
 
   hard_LC_COLLATE = hard_locale (LC_COLLATE);
-#if HAVE_NL_LANGINFO
+#if HAVE_LANGINFO_CODESET
   hard_LC_TIME = hard_locale (LC_TIME);
 #endif
 
@@ -4178,6 +4790,29 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
       thousands_sep = -1;
   }
 
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+  if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+    {
+      inittables = inittables_mb;
+      begfield = begfield_mb;
+      limfield = limfield_mb;
+      skipblanks = skipblanks_mb;
+      getmonth = getmonth_mb;
+      keycompare = keycompare_mb;
+      numcompare = numcompare_mb;
+    }
+  else
+#endif
+    {
+      inittables = inittables_uni;
+      begfield = begfield_uni;
+      limfield = limfield_uni;
+      skipblanks = skipblanks_uni;
+      getmonth = getmonth_uni;
+      keycompare = keycompare_uni;
+      numcompare = numcompare_uni;
+    }
+
   have_read_stdin = false;
   inittables ();
 
@@ -4452,13 +5087,34 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
 
         case 't':
           {
-            char newtab = optarg[0];
-            if (! newtab)
+            char newtab[MB_LEN_MAX + 1];
+            size_t newtab_length = 1;
+            strncpy (newtab, optarg, MB_LEN_MAX);
+            if (! newtab[0])
               error (SORT_FAILURE, 0, _("empty tab"));
-            if (optarg[1])
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+            if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+              {
+                wchar_t wc;
+                mbstate_t state;
+
+                memset (&state, '\0', sizeof (mbstate_t));
+                newtab_length = mbrtowc (&wc, newtab, strnlen (newtab,
+                                                               MB_LEN_MAX),
+                                         &state);
+                switch (newtab_length)
+                  {
+                  case (size_t) -1:
+                  case (size_t) -2:
+                  case 0:
+                    newtab_length = 1;
+                  }
+              }
+#endif
+            if (newtab_length == 1 && optarg[1])
               {
                 if (STREQ (optarg, "\\0"))
-                  newtab = '\0';
+                  newtab[0] = '\0';
                 else
                   {
                     /* Provoke with 'sort -txx'.  Complain about
@@ -4469,9 +5125,12 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
                            quote (optarg));
                   }
               }
-            if (tab != TAB_DEFAULT && tab != newtab)
+            if (tab_length
+                && (tab_length != newtab_length
+                    || memcmp (tab, newtab, tab_length) != 0))
               error (SORT_FAILURE, 0, _("incompatible tabs"));
-            tab = newtab;
+            memcpy (tab, newtab, newtab_length);
+            tab_length = newtab_length;
           }
           break;
 
Index: src/unexpand.c
===================================================================
--- src/unexpand.c.orig
+++ src/unexpand.c
@@ -38,12 +38,29 @@
 #include <stdio.h>
 #include <getopt.h>
 #include <sys/types.h>
+
+/* Get mbstate_t, mbrtowc(), wcwidth(). */
+#if HAVE_WCHAR_H
+# include <wchar.h>
+#endif
+
 #include "system.h"
 #include "error.h"
 #include "fadvise.h"
 #include "quote.h"
 #include "xstrndup.h"
 
+/* MB_LEN_MAX is incorrectly defined to be 1 in at least one GCC
+      installation; work around this configuration error.  */
+#if !defined MB_LEN_MAX || MB_LEN_MAX < 2
+# define MB_LEN_MAX 16
+#endif
+
+/* Some systems, like BeOS, have multibyte encodings but lack mbstate_t.  */
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC && defined mbstate_t
+# define mbrtowc(pwc, s, n, ps) (mbrtowc) (pwc, s, n, 0)
+#endif
+
 /* The official name of this program (e.g., no 'g' prefix).  */
 #define PROGRAM_NAME "unexpand"
 
@@ -103,6 +120,210 @@ static struct option const longopts[] =
   {NULL, 0, NULL, 0}
 };
 
+static FILE *next_file (FILE *fp);
+
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static void
+unexpand_multibyte (void)
+{
+  FILE *fp;			/* Input stream. */
+  mbstate_t i_state;		/* Current shift state of the input stream. */
+  mbstate_t i_state_bak;	/* Back up the I_STATE. */
+  mbstate_t o_state;		/* Current shift state of the output stream. */
+  char buf[MB_LEN_MAX + BUFSIZ];  /* For spooling a read byte sequence. */
+  char *bufpos = buf;			/* Next read position of BUF. */
+  size_t buflen = 0;		/* The length of the byte sequence in buf. */
+  wint_t wc;			/* A gotten wide character. */
+  size_t mblength;		/* The byte size of a multibyte character
+				   which shows as same character as WC. */
+  bool prev_tab = false;
+
+  /* Index in `tab_list' of next tabstop: */
+  int tab_index = 0;		/* For calculating width of pending tabs. */
+  int print_tab_index = 0;	/* For printing as many tabs as possible. */
+  unsigned int column = 0;	/* Column on screen of next char. */
+  int next_tab_column;		/* Column the next tab stop is on. */
+  int convert = 1;		/* If nonzero, perform translations. */
+  unsigned int pending = 0;	/* Pending columns of blanks. */
+
+  fp = next_file ((FILE *) NULL);
+  if (fp == NULL)
+    return;
+
+  memset (&o_state, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+  memset (&i_state, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+
+  for (;;)
+    {
+      if (buflen < MB_LEN_MAX && !feof(fp) && !ferror(fp))
+	{
+	  memmove (buf, bufpos, buflen);
+	  buflen += fread (buf + buflen, sizeof(char), BUFSIZ, fp);
+	  bufpos = buf;
+	}
+
+      /* Get a wide character. */
+      if (buflen < 1)
+	{
+	  mblength = 1;
+	  wc = WEOF;
+	}
+      else
+	{
+	  i_state_bak = i_state;
+	  mblength = mbrtowc ((wchar_t *)&wc, bufpos, buflen, &i_state);
+	}
+
+      if (mblength == (size_t)-1 || mblength == (size_t)-2)
+	{
+	  i_state = i_state_bak;
+	  wc = L'\0';
+	}
+
+      if (wc == L' ' && convert && column < INT_MAX)
+	{
+	  ++pending;
+	  ++column;
+	}
+      else if (wc == L'\t' && convert)
+	{
+	  if (tab_size == 0)
+	    {
+	      /* Do not let tab_index == first_free_tab;
+		 stop when it is 1 less. */
+	      while (tab_index < first_free_tab - 1
+		  && column >= tab_list[tab_index])
+		tab_index++;
+	      next_tab_column = tab_list[tab_index];
+	      if (tab_index < first_free_tab - 1)
+		tab_index++;
+	      if (column >= next_tab_column)
+		{
+		  convert = 0;	/* Ran out of tab stops. */
+		  goto flush_pend_mb;
+		}
+	    }
+	  else
+	    {
+	      next_tab_column = column + tab_size - column % tab_size;
+	    }
+	  pending += next_tab_column - column;
+	  column = next_tab_column;
+	}
+      else
+	{
+flush_pend_mb:
+	  /* Flush pending spaces.  Print as many tabs as possible,
+	     then print the rest as spaces. */
+	  if (pending == 1 && column != 1 && !prev_tab)
+	    {
+	      putchar (' ');
+	      pending = 0;
+	    }
+	  column -= pending;
+	  while (pending > 0)
+	    {
+	      if (tab_size == 0)
+		{
+		  /* Do not let print_tab_index == first_free_tab;
+		     stop when it is 1 less. */
+		  while (print_tab_index < first_free_tab - 1
+		      && column >= tab_list[print_tab_index])
+		    print_tab_index++;
+		  next_tab_column = tab_list[print_tab_index];
+		  if (print_tab_index < first_free_tab - 1)
+		    print_tab_index++;
+		}
+	      else
+		{
+		  next_tab_column =
+		    column + tab_size - column % tab_size;
+		}
+	      if (next_tab_column - column <= pending)
+		{
+		  putchar ('\t');
+		  pending -= next_tab_column - column;
+		  column = next_tab_column;
+		}
+	      else
+		{
+		  --print_tab_index;
+		  column += pending;
+		  while (pending != 0)
+		    {
+		      putchar (' ');
+		      pending--;
+		    }
+		}
+	    }
+
+	  if (wc == WEOF)
+	    {
+	      fp = next_file (fp);
+	      if (fp == NULL)
+		break;          /* No more files. */
+	      else
+		{
+		  memset (&i_state, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+		  continue;
+		}
+	    }
+
+	  if (mblength == (size_t)-1 || mblength == (size_t)-2)
+	    {
+	      if (convert)
+		{
+		  ++column;
+		  if (convert_entire_line == 0)
+		    convert = 0;
+		}
+	      mblength = 1;
+	      putchar (buf[0]);
+	    }
+	  else if (mblength == 0)
+	    {
+	      if (convert && convert_entire_line == 0)
+		convert = 0;
+	      mblength = 1;
+	      putchar ('\0');
+	    }
+	  else
+	    {
+	      if (convert)
+		{
+		  if (wc == L'\b')
+		    {
+		      if (column > 0)
+			--column;
+		    }
+		  else
+		    {
+		      int width;            /* The width of WC. */
+
+		      width = wcwidth (wc);
+		      column += (width > 0) ? width : 0;
+		      if (convert_entire_line == 0)
+			convert = 0;
+		    }
+		}
+
+	      if (wc == L'\n')
+		{
+		  tab_index = print_tab_index = 0;
+		  column = pending = 0;
+		  convert = 1;
+		}
+	      fwrite (bufpos, sizeof(char), mblength, stdout);
+	    }
+	}
+      prev_tab = wc == L'\t';
+      buflen -= mblength;
+      bufpos += mblength;
+    }
+}
+#endif
+
+
 void
 usage (int status)
 {
@@ -523,7 +744,12 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
 
   file_list = (optind < argc ? &argv[optind] : stdin_argv);
 
-  unexpand ();
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+  if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+    unexpand_multibyte ();
+  else
+#endif
+    unexpand ();
 
   if (have_read_stdin && fclose (stdin) != 0)
     error (EXIT_FAILURE, errno, "-");
Index: src/uniq.c
===================================================================
--- src/uniq.c.orig
+++ src/uniq.c
@@ -21,6 +21,16 @@
 #include <getopt.h>
 #include <sys/types.h>
 
+/* Get mbstate_t, mbrtowc(). */
+#if HAVE_WCHAR_H
+# include <wchar.h>
+#endif
+
+/* Get isw* functions. */
+#if HAVE_WCTYPE_H
+# include <wctype.h>
+#endif
+
 #include "system.h"
 #include "argmatch.h"
 #include "linebuffer.h"
@@ -32,7 +42,19 @@
 #include "stdio--.h"
 #include "xmemcoll.h"
 #include "xstrtol.h"
-#include "memcasecmp.h"
+#include "xmemcoll.h"
+
+/* MB_LEN_MAX is incorrectly defined to be 1 in at least one GCC
+   installation; work around this configuration error.  */
+#if !defined MB_LEN_MAX || MB_LEN_MAX < 2
+# define MB_LEN_MAX 16
+#endif
+
+/* Some systems, like BeOS, have multibyte encodings but lack mbstate_t.  */
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC && defined mbstate_t
+# define mbrtowc(pwc, s, n, ps) (mbrtowc) (pwc, s, n, 0)
+#endif
+
 
 /* The official name of this program (e.g., no 'g' prefix).  */
 #define PROGRAM_NAME "uniq"
@@ -108,6 +130,10 @@ static enum delimit_method const delimit
 /* Select whether/how to delimit groups of duplicate lines.  */
 static enum delimit_method delimit_groups;
 
+/* Function pointers. */
+static char *
+(*find_field) (struct linebuffer *line);
+
 static struct option const longopts[] =
 {
   {"count", no_argument, NULL, 'c'},
@@ -205,7 +231,7 @@ size_opt (char const *opt, char const *m
    return a pointer to the beginning of the line's field to be compared. */
 
 static char * _GL_ATTRIBUTE_PURE
-find_field (struct linebuffer const *line)
+find_field_uni (struct linebuffer *line)
 {
   size_t count;
   char const *lp = line->buffer;
@@ -225,6 +251,83 @@ find_field (struct linebuffer const *lin
   return line->buffer + i;
 }
 
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+
+# define MBCHAR_TO_WCHAR(WC, MBLENGTH, LP, POS, SIZE, STATEP, CONVFAIL)  \
+  do                                                                        \
+    {                                                                        \
+      mbstate_t state_bak;                                                \
+                                                                        \
+      CONVFAIL = 0;                                                        \
+      state_bak = *STATEP;                                                \
+                                                                        \
+      MBLENGTH = mbrtowc (&WC, LP + POS, SIZE - POS, STATEP);                \
+                                                                        \
+      switch (MBLENGTH)                                                        \
+        {                                                                \
+        case (size_t)-2:                                                \
+        case (size_t)-1:                                                \
+          *STATEP = state_bak;                                                \
+          CONVFAIL++;                                                        \
+          /* Fall through */                                                \
+        case 0:                                                                \
+          MBLENGTH = 1;                                                        \
+        }                                                                \
+    }                                                                        \
+  while (0)
+
+static char *
+find_field_multi (struct linebuffer *line)
+{
+  size_t count;
+  char *lp = line->buffer;
+  size_t size = line->length - 1;
+  size_t pos;
+  size_t mblength;
+  wchar_t wc;
+  mbstate_t *statep;
+  int convfail = 0;
+
+  pos = 0;
+  statep = &(line->state);
+
+  /* skip fields. */
+  for (count = 0; count < skip_fields && pos < size; count++)
+    {
+      while (pos < size)
+        {
+          MBCHAR_TO_WCHAR (wc, mblength, lp, pos, size, statep, convfail);
+
+          if (convfail || !iswblank (wc))
+            {
+              pos += mblength;
+              break;
+            }
+          pos += mblength;
+        }
+
+      while (pos < size)
+        {
+          MBCHAR_TO_WCHAR (wc, mblength, lp, pos, size, statep, convfail);
+
+          if (!convfail && iswblank (wc))
+            break;
+
+          pos += mblength;
+        }
+    }
+
+  /* skip fields. */
+  for (count = 0; count < skip_chars && pos < size; count++)
+    {
+      MBCHAR_TO_WCHAR (wc, mblength, lp, pos, size, statep, convfail);
+      pos += mblength;
+    }
+
+  return lp + pos;
+}
+#endif
+
 /* Return false if two strings OLD and NEW match, true if not.
    OLD and NEW point not to the beginnings of the lines
    but rather to the beginnings of the fields to compare.
@@ -233,6 +336,8 @@ find_field (struct linebuffer const *lin
 static bool
 different (char *old, char *new, size_t oldlen, size_t newlen)
 {
+  char *copy_old, *copy_new;
+
   if (check_chars < oldlen)
     oldlen = check_chars;
   if (check_chars < newlen)
@@ -240,14 +345,100 @@ different (char *old, char *new, size_t
 
   if (ignore_case)
     {
-      /* FIXME: This should invoke strcoll somehow.  */
-      return oldlen != newlen || memcasecmp (old, new, oldlen);
+      size_t i;
+
+      copy_old = xmalloc (oldlen + 1);
+      copy_new = xmalloc (oldlen + 1);
+
+      for (i = 0; i < oldlen; i++)
+        {
+          copy_old[i] = toupper (old[i]);
+          copy_new[i] = toupper (new[i]);
+        }
+
+      bool rc = xmemcoll (copy_old, oldlen, copy_new, newlen);
+      free (copy_old);
+      free (copy_new);
+      return rc;
     }
-  else if (hard_LC_COLLATE)
-    return xmemcoll (old, oldlen, new, newlen) != 0;
   else
-    return oldlen != newlen || memcmp (old, new, oldlen);
+    {
+      copy_old = (char *)old;
+      copy_new = (char *)new;
+    }
+
+  return xmemcoll (copy_old, oldlen, copy_new, newlen);
+}
+
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+static int
+different_multi (const char *old, const char *new, size_t oldlen, size_t newlen, mbstate_t oldstate, mbstate_t newstate)
+{
+  size_t i, j, chars;
+  const char *str[2];
+  char *copy[2];
+  size_t len[2];
+  mbstate_t state[2];
+  size_t mblength;
+  wchar_t wc, uwc;
+  mbstate_t state_bak;
+
+  str[0] = old;
+  str[1] = new;
+  len[0] = oldlen;
+  len[1] = newlen;
+  state[0] = oldstate;
+  state[1] = newstate;
+
+  for (i = 0; i < 2; i++)
+    {
+      copy[i] = xmalloc (len[i] + 1);
+
+      for (j = 0, chars = 0; j < len[i] && chars < check_chars; chars++)
+        {
+          state_bak = state[i];
+          mblength = mbrtowc (&wc, str[i] + j, len[i] - j, &(state[i]));
+
+          switch (mblength)
+            {
+            case (size_t)-1:
+            case (size_t)-2:
+              state[i] = state_bak;
+              /* Fall through */
+            case 0:
+              mblength = 1;
+              break;
+
+            default:
+              if (ignore_case)
+                {
+                  uwc = towupper (wc);
+
+                  if (uwc != wc)
+                    {
+                      mbstate_t state_wc;
+
+                      memset (&state_wc, '\0', sizeof(mbstate_t));
+                      wcrtomb (copy[i] + j, uwc, &state_wc);
+                    }
+                  else
+                    memcpy (copy[i] + j, str[i] + j, mblength);
+                }
+              else
+                memcpy (copy[i] + j, str[i] + j, mblength);
+            }
+          j += mblength;
+        }
+      copy[i][j] = '\0';
+      len[i] = j;
+    }
+
+  int rc = xmemcoll (copy[0], len[0], copy[1], len[1]);
+  free (copy[0]);
+  free (copy[1]);
+  return rc;
 }
+#endif
 
 /* Output the line in linebuffer LINE to standard output
    provided that the switches say it should be output.
@@ -303,15 +494,43 @@ check_file (const char *infile, const ch
     {
       char *prevfield IF_LINT ( = NULL);
       size_t prevlen IF_LINT ( = 0);
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+      mbstate_t prevstate;
+
+      memset (&prevstate, '\0', sizeof (mbstate_t));
+#endif
 
       while (!feof (stdin))
         {
           char *thisfield;
           size_t thislen;
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+          mbstate_t thisstate;
+#endif
+
           if (readlinebuffer_delim (thisline, stdin, delimiter) == 0)
             break;
           thisfield = find_field (thisline);
           thislen = thisline->length - 1 - (thisfield - thisline->buffer);
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+          if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+            {
+            thisstate = thisline->state;
+
+            if (prevline->length == 0 || different_multi
+              (thisfield, prevfield, thislen, prevlen, thisstate, prevstate))
+              {
+                fwrite (thisline->buffer, sizeof (char),
+                        thisline->length, stdout);
+
+                SWAP_LINES (prevline, thisline);
+                prevfield = thisfield;
+                prevlen = thislen;
+                prevstate = thisstate;
+              }
+          }
+        else
+#endif
           if (prevline->length == 0
               || different (thisfield, prevfield, thislen, prevlen))
             {
@@ -330,17 +549,26 @@ check_file (const char *infile, const ch
       size_t prevlen;
       uintmax_t match_count = 0;
       bool first_delimiter = true;
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+      mbstate_t prevstate;
+#endif
 
       if (readlinebuffer_delim (prevline, stdin, delimiter) == 0)
         goto closefiles;
       prevfield = find_field (prevline);
       prevlen = prevline->length - 1 - (prevfield - prevline->buffer);
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+      prevstate = prevline->state;
+#endif
 
       while (!feof (stdin))
         {
           bool match;
           char *thisfield;
           size_t thislen;
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+          mbstate_t thisstate = thisline->state;
+#endif
           if (readlinebuffer_delim (thisline, stdin, delimiter) == 0)
             {
               if (ferror (stdin))
@@ -349,6 +577,14 @@ check_file (const char *infile, const ch
             }
           thisfield = find_field (thisline);
           thislen = thisline->length - 1 - (thisfield - thisline->buffer);
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+          if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+            {
+              match = !different_multi (thisfield, prevfield,
+                                thislen, prevlen, thisstate, prevstate);
+            }
+          else
+#endif
           match = !different (thisfield, prevfield, thislen, prevlen);
           match_count += match;
 
@@ -381,6 +617,9 @@ check_file (const char *infile, const ch
               SWAP_LINES (prevline, thisline);
               prevfield = thisfield;
               prevlen = thislen;
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+              prevstate = thisstate;
+#endif
               if (!match)
                 match_count = 0;
             }
@@ -426,6 +665,19 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
 
   atexit (close_stdout);
 
+#if HAVE_MBRTOWC
+  if (MB_CUR_MAX > 1)
+    {
+      find_field = find_field_multi;
+    }
+  else
+#endif
+    {
+      find_field = find_field_uni;
+    }
+
+
+
   skip_chars = 0;
   skip_fields = 0;
   check_chars = SIZE_MAX;
Index: tests/local.mk
===================================================================
--- tests/local.mk.orig
+++ tests/local.mk
@@ -324,6 +324,7 @@ all_tests =					\
   tests/misc/sort-debug-warn.sh			\
   tests/misc/sort-discrim.sh			\
   tests/misc/sort-files0-from.pl		\
+  tests/misc/sort-mb-tests.sh			\
   tests/misc/sort-float.sh			\
   tests/misc/sort-merge.pl			\
   tests/misc/sort-merge-fdlimit.sh		\
@@ -655,6 +656,10 @@ $(factor_tests): $(tf)/run.sh $(tf)/crea
 CLEANFILES += $(factor_tests)
 
 pr_data =					\
+  tests/misc/mb1.X			\
+  tests/misc/mb1.I			\
+  tests/misc/mb2.X			\
+  tests/misc/mb2.I			\
   tests/pr/0F					\
   tests/pr/0FF					\
   tests/pr/0FFnt				\
Index: tests/misc/cut.pl
===================================================================
--- tests/misc/cut.pl.orig
+++ tests/misc/cut.pl
@@ -23,9 +23,10 @@ use strict;
 # Turn off localization of executable's output.
 @ENV{qw(LANGUAGE LANG LC_ALL)} = ('C') x 3;
 
-my $mb_locale = $ENV{LOCALE_FR_UTF8};
-! defined $mb_locale || $mb_locale eq 'none'
-  and $mb_locale = 'C';
+#my $mb_locale = $ENV{LOCALE_FR_UTF8};
+#! defined $mb_locale || $mb_locale eq 'none'
+#  and $mb_locale = 'C';
+my $mb_locale = 'C';
 
 my $prog = 'cut';
 my $try = "Try '$prog --help' for more information.\n";
Index: tests/misc/expand.pl
===================================================================
--- tests/misc/expand.pl.orig
+++ tests/misc/expand.pl
@@ -23,6 +23,15 @@ use strict;
 # Turn off localization of executable's output.
 @ENV{qw(LANGUAGE LANG LC_ALL)} = ('C') x 3;
 
+# uncommented according to upstream commit enabling multibyte paths
+my $mb_locale = $ENV{LOCALE_FR_UTF8};
+! defined $mb_locale || $mb_locale eq 'none'
+ and $mb_locale = 'C';
+
+my $prog = 'expand';
+my $try = "Try \`$prog --help' for more information.\n";
+my $inval = "$prog: invalid byte, character or field list\n$try";
+
 my @Tests =
   (
    ['t1', '--tabs=3',     {IN=>"a\tb"}, {OUT=>"a  b"}],
@@ -31,6 +40,37 @@ my @Tests =
    ['i2', '--tabs=3 -i', {IN=>" \ta\tb"}, {OUT=>"   a\tb"}],
   );
 
+if ($mb_locale ne 'C')
+  {
+    # Duplicate each test vector, appending "-mb" to the test name and
+    # inserting {ENV => "LC_ALL=$mb_locale"} in the copy, so that we
+    # provide coverage for the distro-added multi-byte code paths.
+    my @new;
+    foreach my $t (@Tests)
+      {
+        my @new_t = @$t;
+        my $test_name = shift @new_t;
+
+        # Depending on whether expand is multi-byte-patched,
+        # it emits different diagnostics:
+        #   non-MB: invalid byte or field list
+        #   MB:     invalid byte, character or field list
+        # Adjust the expected error output accordingly.
+        if (grep {ref $_ eq 'HASH' && exists $_->{ERR} && $_->{ERR} eq $inval}
+            (@new_t))
+          {
+            my $sub = {ERR_SUBST => 's/, character//'};
+            push @new_t, $sub;
+            push @$t, $sub;
+          }
+        push @new, ["$test_name-mb", @new_t, {ENV => "LC_ALL=$mb_locale"}];
+      }
+    push @Tests, @new;
+  }
+
+
+@Tests = triple_test \@Tests;
+
 my $save_temps = $ENV{DEBUG};
 my $verbose = $ENV{VERBOSE};
 
Index: tests/misc/sort-mb-tests.sh
===================================================================
--- /dev/null
+++ tests/misc/sort-mb-tests.sh
@@ -0,0 +1,45 @@
+#!/bin/sh
+# Verify sort's multi-byte support.
+
+. "${srcdir=.}/tests/init.sh"; path_prepend_ ./src
+print_ver_ sort
+
+export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
+locale -k LC_CTYPE | grep -q "charmap.*UTF-8" \
+  || skip_ "No UTF-8 locale available"
+
+
+cat <<EOF > exp
+Banana@5
+Apple@10
+Citrus@20
+Cherry@30
+EOF
+
+cat <<EOF | sort -t @ -k2 -n > out || fail=1
+Apple@10
+Banana@5
+Citrus@20
+Cherry@30
+EOF
+
+compare exp out || { fail=1; cat out; }
+
+
+cat <<EOF > exp
+Citrus@AA20@@5
+Cherry@AA30@@10
+Apple@AA10@@20
+Banana@AA5@@30
+EOF
+
+cat <<EOF | sort -t @ -k4 -n > out || fail=1
+Apple@AA10@@20
+Banana@AA5@@30
+Citrus@AA20@@5
+Cherry@AA30@@10
+EOF
+
+compare exp out || { fail=1; cat out; }
+
+Exit $fail