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curs_add_wch(3) 					     Library Functions Manual						   curs_add_wch(3)

curs_add_wch, add_wch, wadd_wch, mvadd_wch, mvwadd_wch, echo_wchar, wecho_wchar - Add a complex character and rendition to a Curses window and advance the cursor SYNOPSIS
#include <curses.h> int add_wch( const cchar_t *wch ); int wadd_wch( WINDOW *win, const cchar_t *wch ); int mvadd_wch( int y, int x, const cchar_t *wch ); int mvwadd_wch( WINDOW *win, int y, int x, const cchar_t *wch ); int echo_wchar( const cchar_t *wch ); int wecho_wchar( WINDOW *win, const cchar_t *wch ); LIBRARY
Curses Library (libcurses) STANDARDS
Interfaces documented on this reference page conform to industry standards as follows: add_wch, wadd_wch, mvadd_wch, mvwadd_wch, echo_wchar, wecho_wchar: XCURSES4.2 Refer to the standards(5) reference page for more information about industry standards and associated tags. DESCRIPTION
The add_wch, wadd_wch, mvadd_wch, and mvwadd_wch functions put the complex character wch into the window at the current or specified cursor position, of the current or specified window, and advance the position of the window cursor. These functions perform wrapping and special- character processing as follows: If wch refers to a spacing character, then any previous character at that location is removed; a new char- acter specified by wch is added at that location with rendition specified by wch; then the cursor is advanced to the next spacing character on the screen. If wch refers to a non-spacing character, all previous characters at that location are preserved; the non-spacing charac- ters of wch are added to the spacing complex character, and the rendition specified by wch is ignored. If the character part of wch is a tab, newline, or backspace, the cursor is moved appropriately within the window. A newline also does a clrtoeol before moving. Tabs are considered to be at every eighth column. If the character part of wch is another control character, it is drawn in the ^X notation. Call- ing win_wch after adding a control character does not return the control character, but instead returns the representation of the control character. The echo_wchar function is functionally equivalent to a call to add_wch followed by a call to refresh. Similarly, the wecho_wchar is func- tionally equivalent to a call to wadd_wch followed by a call to wrefresh. The knowledge that only a single character is being output is taken into consideration and, for non-control characters, a considerable performance gain might be seen by using the *echo* functions instead of their equivalents. Line Graphics The following variables may be used to add line-drawing characters to the screen with functions of the add_wch family. When variables are defined for the terminal, the WA_ALTCHARSET bit is turned on [see curs_attr_get(3)]. Otherwise, the default character listed below is stored in the variable. The names chosen are consistent with the VT100 nomenclature. -------------------------------------------------- Name Default Glyph Description -------------------------------------------------- WACS_ULCORNER + upper left-hand corner WACS_LLCORNER + lower left-hand corner WACS_URCORNER + upper right-hand corner WACS_LRCORNER + lower right-hand corner WACS_RTEE + right tee WACS_LTEE + left tee WACS_BTEE + bottom tee WACS_TTEE + top tee WACS_HLINE - horizontal line WACS_VLINE | vertical line WACS_PLUS + plus WACS_S1 - scan line 1 WACS_S9 _ scan line 9 WACS_DIAMOND + diamond WACS_CKBOARD : checker board (stipple) WACS_DEGREE ' degree symbol WACS_PLMINUS # plus/minus WACS_BULLET o bullet WACS_LARROW < arrow pointing left WACS_RARROW > arrow pointing right WACS_DARROW v arrow pointing down WACS_UARROW ^ arrow pointing up WACS_BOARD # board of squares WACS_LANTERN # lantern symbol WACS_BLOCK # solid square block -------------------------------------------------- NOTES
The header file <curses.h> automatically includes the header file <stdio.h>. The add_wch, mvadd_wch, mvwadd_wch, and echo_wchar may be macros. RETURN VALUES
All functions return OK upon successful completion. Otherwise, they return ERR. SEE ALSO
Functions: curses(3), curs_attr_get(3), curs_clear(3), curs_outopts(3), curs_refresh(3), putwc(3) Others: standards(5) curs_add_wch(3)
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