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WCSWIDTH(P)			    POSIX Programmer's Manual			      WCSWIDTH(P)

NAME
       wcswidth - number of column positions of a wide-character string

SYNOPSIS
       #include <wchar.h>

       int wcswidth(const wchar_t *pwcs, size_t n);

DESCRIPTION
       The  wcswidth()	function  shall  determine  the number of column positions required for n
       wide-character codes (or fewer than n wide-character codes if a null  wide-character  code
       is  encountered	before	n wide-character codes are exhausted) in the string pointed to by
       pwcs.

RETURN VALUE
       The wcswidth() function either shall return 0 (if pwcs points  to  a  null  wide-character
       code),  or  return  the	number	of  column positions to be occupied by the wide-character
       string pointed to by pwcs, or return -1 (if any of the first n wide-character codes in the
       wide-character string pointed to by pwcs is not a printable wide-character code).

ERRORS
       No errors are defined.

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES
       None.

APPLICATION USAGE
       This  function  was removed from the final ISO/IEC 9899:1990/Amendment 1:1995 (E), and the
       return value for a non-printable wide character is not specified.

RATIONALE
       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       wcwidth() , the Base Definitions volume of  IEEE Std 1003.1-2001,  Section  3.103,  Column
       Position, <wchar.h>

COPYRIGHT
       Portions  of  this  text  are  reprinted  and  reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std
       1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology  --  Portable	Operating  System
       Interface  (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by
       the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and  The  Open  Group.  In  the
       event  of  any  discrepancy  between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group
       Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
       inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

IEEE/The Open Group			       2003				      WCSWIDTH(P)
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