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MBSTOWCS(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 					       MBSTOWCS(3)

mbstowcs -- convert a character string to a wide-character string LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS
#include <stdlib.h> size_t mbstowcs(wchar_t * restrict wcstring, const char * restrict mbstring, size_t nwchars); DESCRIPTION
The mbstowcs() function converts a multibyte character string mbstring beginning in the initial conversion state into a wide character string wcstring. No more than nwchars wide characters are stored. A terminating null wide character is appended if there is room. RETURN VALUES
The mbstowcs() function returns the number of wide characters converted, not counting any terminating null wide character, or -1 if an invalid multibyte character was encountered. ERRORS
The mbstowcs() function will fail if: [EILSEQ] An invalid multibyte sequence was detected. [EINVAL] The conversion state is invalid. SEE ALSO
mbsrtowcs(3), mbtowc(3), multibyte(3) STANDARDS
The mbstowcs() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9899:1999 (``ISO C99''). BSD
April 8, 2004 BSD

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