Manual Reference Pages  - GETWCHAR (3)

NAME

getwchar - read a wide character from standard input

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Notes
Colophon

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

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GNU GETWCHAR (3) 1999-07-25
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