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Linux 2.6 - man page for wctob (linux section 3)

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

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

SYNOPSIS
       #include <wchar.h>

       int wctob(wint_t c);

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

SEE ALSO
       btowc(3), wcrtomb(3), wctomb(3)

COLOPHON
       This  page  is  part of release 3.55 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					    2011-09-22					 WCTOB(3)


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