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WCRTOMB(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 						WCRTOMB(3)

NAME
wcrtomb -- converts a wide character to a multibyte character (restartable) LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS
#include <wchar.h> size_t wcrtomb(char * restrict s, wchar_t wc, mbstate_t * restrict ps); DESCRIPTION
wcrtomb() converts the wide character given by wc to the corresponding multibyte character, and stores it in the array pointed to by s unless s is a null pointer. This function will modify the first at most MB_CUR_MAX bytes of the array pointed to by s. The behaviour of wcrtomb() is affected by the LC_CTYPE category of the current locale. These are the special cases: wc == 0 For state-dependent encodings, wcrtomb() stores a nul byte preceded by special byte sequence (if any) to return to an initial state in the array pointed to by s, and the state object pointed to by ps also returns to an initial state. s == NULL wcrtomb() just places ps into an initial state. It is equivalent to the following call: wcrtomb(buf, L'', ps); Here, buf is a dummy buffer. In this case, wc is ignored. ps == NULL mbrtowc() uses its own internal state object to keep the conversion state, instead of ps mentioned in this manual page. Calling any other functions in Standard C Library (libc, -lc) never changes the internal state of mbrtowc(), which is initial- ized at startup time of the program. RETURN VALUES
wcrtomb() returns: positive The number of bytes (including any shift sequences) which are stored in the array. (size_t)-1 wc is not a valid wide character. In this case, wcrtomb() also sets errno to indicate the error. ERRORS
wcrtomb() may cause an error in the following case: [EILSEQ] wc is not a valid wide character. [EINVAL] ps points to an invalid or uninitialized mbstate_t object. SEE ALSO
setlocale(3), wctomb(3) STANDARDS
The wcrtomb() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9899/AMD1:1995 (``ISO C90, Amendment 1''). The restrict qualifier is added at ISO/IEC 9899:1999 (``ISO C99''). BSD
February 4, 2002 BSD

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wcrtomb(3C)						   Standard C Library Functions 					       wcrtomb(3C)

NAME
wcrtomb - convert a wide-character code to a character (restartable) SYNOPSIS
#include <stdio.h> size_t wcrtomb(char *restrict s, wchar_t wc, mbstate_t *restrict ps); DESCRIPTION
If s is a null pointer, the wcrtomb() function is equivalent to the call: wcrtomb(buf, L'', ps) where buf is an internal buffer. If s is not a null pointer, the wcrtomb() function determines the number of bytes needed to represent the character that corresponds to the wide-character given by wc (including any shift sequences), and stores the resulting bytes in the array whose first element is pointed to by s. At most MB_CUR_MAX bytes are stored. If wc is a null wide-character, a null byte is stored, preceded by any shift sequence needed to restore the initial shift state. The resulting state described is the initial conversion state. If ps is a null pointer, the wcrtomb() function uses its own internal mbstate_t object, which is initialized at program startup to the ini- tial conversion state. Otherwise, the mbstate_t object pointed to by ps is used to completely describe the current conversion state of the associated character sequence. Solaris will behave as if no function defined in the Solaris Reference Manual calls wcrtomb(). The behavior of this function is affected by the LC_CTYPE category of the current locale. See environ(5). RETURN VALUES
The wcrtomb() function returns the number of bytes stored in the array object (including any shift sequences). When wc is not a valid wide-character, an encoding error occurs. In this case, the function stores the value of the macros EILSEQ in errno and returns (size_t)-1; the conversion state is undefined. ERRORS
The wcrtomb() function may fail if: EINVAL The ps argument points to an object that contains an invalid conversion state. EILSEQ Invalid wide-character code is detected. USAGE
If ps is not a null pointer, wcrtomb() uses the mbstate_t object pointed to by ps and the function can be used safely in multithreaded applications, as long as setlocale(3C) is not being called to change the locale. If ps is a null pointer, wcrtomb() uses its internal mbstate_t object and the function is Unsafe in multithreaded applications. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |See NOTES below | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
mbsinit(3C), setlocale(3C), attributes(5), standards(5), environ(5) SunOS 5.11 1 Nov 2003 wcrtomb(3C)
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