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

NAME         top

       fgetwc, getwc - read a wide character from a FILE stream

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <stdio.h>
       #include <wchar.h>

       wint_t fgetwc(FILE *stream);
       wint_t getwc(FILE *stream);

DESCRIPTION         top

       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 nonlocking counterparts, see unlocked_stdio(3).

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, fgetwc() returns the next wide-character from the
       stream.  Otherwise, WEOF is returned, and errno is set to
       indicate the error.

ERRORS         top

       Apart from the usual ones, there is

       EILSEQ The data obtained from the input stream does not form a
              valid character.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see

       │Interface                             Attribute     Value   │
       │fgetwc(), getwc()                     │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │

CONFORMING TO         top

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

NOTES         top

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

       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.

SEE ALSO         top

       fgetws(3), fputwc(3), ungetwc(3), unlocked_stdio(3)

COLOPHON         top

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GNU                            2021-03-22                      FGETWC(3)

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