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

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

NAME         top

       wcwidth - determine columns needed for a wide character

SYNOPSIS         top

       #define _XOPEN_SOURCE       /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
       #include <wchar.h>

       int wcwidth(wchar_t c);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The wcwidth() function returns the number of columns needed to
       represent the wide character c.  If c is a printable wide character,
       the value is at least 0.  If c is null wide character (L'\0'), the
       value is 0.  Otherwise, -1 is returned.

RETURN VALUE         top

       The wcwidth() function returns the number of column positions for c.

ATTRIBUTES         top

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

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

CONFORMING TO         top

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

       Note that glibc before 2.2.5 used the prototype
       int wcwidth(wint_t c);

NOTES         top

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

SEE ALSO         top

       iswprint(3), wcswidth(3)

COLOPHON         top

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