FGETWC(3) Linux Programmer's Manual FGETWC(3)
fgetwc, getwc - read a wide character from a FILE stream
wint_t fgetwc(FILE *stream);
wint_t getwc(FILE *stream);
The fgetwc() function is the wide-character equivalent of the fgetc(3)
function. It reads a wide character from stream and returns it. If
the end of stream is reached, or if ferror(stream) becomes true, it
returns WEOF. If a wide-character conversion error occurs, it sets
errno to EILSEQ and returns WEOF.
The getwc() function or macro functions identically to fgetwc(). It
may be implemented as a macro, and may evaluate its argument more than
once. There is no reason ever to use it.
For non-locking counterparts, see unlocked_stdio(3).
The fgetwc() function returns the next wide-character from the stream,
Apart from the usual ones, there is
EILSEQ The data obtained from the input stream does not form a valid
The behavior of fgetwc() depends on the LC_CTYPE category of the cur-
In the absence of additional information passed to the fopen(3) call,
it is reasonable to expect that fgetwc() will actually read a multibyte
sequence from the stream and then convert it to a wide character.
fgetws(3), fputwc(3), ungetwc(3), unlocked_stdio(3)
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