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GETWCHAR

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 1999-07-25
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

getwchar - read a wide character from standard input  

SYNOPSIS

#include <wchar.h>

wint_t getwchar(void);
 

DESCRIPTION

The getwchar() function is the wide-character equivalent of the getchar(3) function. It reads a wide character from stdin and returns it. If the end of stream is reached, or if ferror(stdin) becomes true, it returns WEOF. If a wide-character conversion error occurs, it sets errno to EILSEQ and returns WEOF.

For a nonlocking counterpart, see unlocked_stdio(3).  

RETURN VALUE

The getwchar() function returns the next wide-character from standard input, or WEOF.  

CONFORMING TO

C99.  

NOTES

The behavior of getwchar() depends on the LC_CTYPE category of the current locale.

It is reasonable to expect that getwchar() will actually read a multibyte sequence from standard input and then convert it to a wide character.  

SEE ALSO

fgetwc(3), unlocked_stdio(3)  

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.81 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

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