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

NAME         top

       getwchar - read a wide character from standard input

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <wchar.h>

       wint_t getwchar(void);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The getwchar() function is the wide-character equivalent of the
       getchar(3) function.  It reads a wide character from stdin and
       returns it.  If the end of stream is reached, or if ferror(stdin)
       becomes true, it returns WEOF.  If a wide-character conversion
       error occurs, it sets errno to EILSEQ and returns WEOF.

       For a nonlocking counterpart, see unlocked_stdio(3).

RETURN VALUE         top

       The getwchar() function returns the next wide-character from
       standard input, or WEOF.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see

       │Interface                             Attribute     Value   │
       │getwchar()                            │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │

CONFORMING TO         top

       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C99.

NOTES         top

       The behavior of getwchar() depends on the LC_CTYPE category of
       the current locale.

       It is reasonable to expect that getwchar() will actually read a
       multibyte sequence from standard input and then convert it to a
       wide character.

SEE ALSO         top

       fgetwc(3), unlocked_stdio(3)

COLOPHON         top

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