NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ATTRIBUTES | CONFORMING TO | NOTES | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

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

NAME         top

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

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <wchar.h>

       int wctob(wint_t c);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The wctob() function tests whether the multibyte 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
       internationalized programs.  Internationalized programs must never
       distinguish single-byte and multibyte characters.

RETURN VALUE         top

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

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see
       attributes(7).

       ┌──────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │Interface Attribute     Value   │
       ├──────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │wctob()   │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       └──────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

CONFORMING TO         top

       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C99.

NOTES         top

       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 multibyte characters.  Use either
       wctomb(3) or the thread-safe wcrtomb(3) instead.

SEE ALSO         top

       btowc(3), wcrtomb(3), wctomb(3)

COLOPHON         top

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