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mbsinit(3c) [opensolaris man page]

mbsinit(3C)						   Standard C Library Functions 					       mbsinit(3C)

mbsinit - determine conversion object status SYNOPSIS
#include <wchar.h> int mbsinit(const mbstate_t *ps); DESCRIPTION
If ps is not a null pointer, the mbsinit() function determines whether the object pointed to by ps describes an initial conversion state. RETURN VALUES
The mbsinit() function returns non-zero if ps is a null pointer, or if the pointed-to object describes an initial conversion state; other- wise, it returns 0. If an mbstate_t object is altered by any of the functions described as "restartable", and is then used with a different character sequence, or in the other conversion direction, or with a different LC_CTYPE category setting than on earlier function calls, the behavior is unde- fined. See environ(5). ERRORS
No errors are defined. USAGE
The mbstate_t object is used to describe the current conversion state from a particular character sequence to a wide-character sequence (or vice versa) under the rules of a particular setting of the LC_CTYPE category of the current locale. The initial conversion state corresponds, for a conversion in either direction, to the beginning of a new character sequence in the initial shift state. A zero-valued mbstate_t object is at least one way to describe an initial conversion state. A zero-valued mbstate_t object can be used to initiate conversion involving any character sequence, in any LC_CTYPE category setting. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |MT-Safe with exceptions | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
mbrlen(3C), mbrtowc(3C), mbsrtowcs(3C), setlocale(3C), wcrtomb(3C), wcsrtombs(3C), attributes(5), environ(5), standards(5) NOTES
The mbsinit() function can be used safely in multithreaded applications, as long as setlocale(3C) is not being called to change the locale. SunOS 5.11 24 Jul 2002 mbsinit(3C)

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

mbsinit - test for initial shift state SYNOPSIS
#include <wchar.h> int mbsinit(const mbstate_t *ps); DESCRIPTION
Character conversion between the multibyte representation and the wide character representation uses conversion state, of type mbstate_t. Conversion of a string uses a finite-state machine; when it is interrupted after the complete conversion of a number of characters, it may need to save a state for processing the remaining characters. Such a conversion state is needed for the sake of encodings such as ISO-2022 and UTF-7. The initial state is the state at the beginning of conversion of a string. There are two kinds of state: The one used by multibyte to wide character conversion functions, such as mbsrtowcs, and the one used by wide character to multibyte conversion functions, such as wcsrtombs, but they both fit in a mbstate_t, and they both have the same representation for an initial state. For 8-bit encodings, all states are equivalent to the initial state. For multibyte encodings like UTF-8, EUC-*, BIG5 or SJIS, the wide character to multibyte conversion functions never produce non-initial states, but the multibyte to wide character conversion functions like mbrtowc do produce non-initial states when interrupted in the middle of a character. One possible way to create an mbstate_t in initial state is to set it to zero: mbstate_t state; memset(&state,0,sizeof(mbstate_t)); On Linux, the following works as well, but might generate compiler warnings: mbstate_t state = { 0 }; The function mbsinit tests whether *ps corresponds to an initial state. RETURN VALUE
mbsinit returns non-zero if *ps is an initial state, or if ps is a null pointer. Otherwise it returns 0. CONFORMING TO
mbsrtowcs(3), wcsrtombs(3) NOTES
The behaviour of mbsinit depends on the LC_CTYPE category of the current locale. GNU
2000-11-20 MBSINIT(3)

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