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



NAME
       wctob - try to represent a wide character as a single byte

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

       int wctob(wint_t c);

DESCRIPTION
       The wctob() function tests whether the multi-byte representation of the
       wide character c, starting in the initial state, consists of  a  single
       byte.  If so, it is returned as an unsigned char.

       Never  use this function.  It cannot help you in writing international-
       ized programs.  Internationalized programs must never distinguish  sin-
       gle-byte and multi-byte characters.

RETURN VALUE
       The wctob() function returns the single-byte representation of c, if it
       exists, of EOF otherwise.

CONFORMING TO
       C99.

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

       This  function  should  never be used.  Internationalized programs must
       never distinguish single-byte and multi-byte characters.  Use the func-
       tion wctomb(3) instead.

SEE ALSO
       wctomb(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                          WCTOB(3)