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WCTOB(3) Linux Programmer's Manual WCTOB(3)
wctob - try to represent a wide character as a single byte
int wctob(wint_t c);
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
Never use this function. It cannot help you in writing internationalized programs.
Internationalized programs must never distinguish single-byte and multibyte characters.
The wctob() function returns the single-byte representation of c, if it exists, of EOF
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 the function wctomb(3) instead.
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