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NAME

getwchar - read a wide character from standard input

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Notes

SYNOPSIS



#include <wchar.h>



"wint_t getwchar(void);"

DESCRIPTION

The getwchar function is the wide-character equivalent of the getchar 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 non-locking counterpart, see unlocked_stdio(3).

"RETURN VALUE"

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

"CONFORMING TO"

ISO/ANSI C, UNIX98

NOTES

The behaviour 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)


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