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GETWCHAR(3)                Linux Programmer's Manual               GETWCHAR(3)



NAME
       getwchar - read a wide character from standard input

SYNOPSIS
       #include <&lt;wchar.h>&gt;

       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 non-locking 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 cur-
       rent locale.

       It  is reasonable to expect that getwchar() will actually read a multi-
       byte sequence from standard input and then convert it to a wide charac-
       ter.

SEE ALSO
       fgetwc(3), unlocked_stdio(3)

COLOPHON
       This  page  is  part of release 3.05 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



GNU                               1999-07-25                       GETWCHAR(3)