template <class Source>
path u8path(const Source& source);
template <class InputIterator>
path u8path(InputIterator first, InputIterator last);
Requires: The source and [first, last) sequences are UTF-8 encoded. The value type of Source and InputIterator is char.
If value_type is char and the current native narrow encoding is UTF-8, return path(source) or path(first, last); otherwise,
if value_type is wchar_t and the native wide encoding is UTF-16, or if value_type is char16_t or char32_t, convert source or [first, last) to a temporary, tmp, of type string_type and return path(tmp); otherwise,
convert source or [first, last) to a temporary, tmp, of type u32string and return path(tmp).
[ Example: A string is to be read from a database that is encoded in UTF-8, and used to create a directory using the native encoding for filenames:
namespace fs = std::filesystem; std::string utf8_string = read_utf8_data(); fs::create_directory(fs::u8path(utf8_string));
For POSIX-based operating systems with the native narrow encoding set to UTF-8, no encoding or type conversion occurs.
For POSIX-based operating systems with the native narrow encoding not set to UTF-8, a conversion to UTF-32 occurs, followed by a conversion to the current native narrow encoding. Some Unicode characters may have no native character set representation.
For Windows-based operating systems a conversion from UTF-8 to UTF-16 occurs. — end example ]