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`mbtowc'--minimal multibyte to wide char converter
int mbtowc(wchar_t *PWC, const char *S, size_t N);
When MB_CAPABLE is not defined, this is a minimal ANSI-conforming
implementation of `mbtowc'. In this case, only "multi-byte character
sequences" recognized are single bytes, and they are "converted" to
themselves. Each call to `mbtowc' copies one character from `*S' to
`*PWC', unless S is a null pointer. The argument n is ignored.
When MB_CAPABLE is defined, this routine calls `_mbtowc_r' to perform
the conversion, passing a state variable to allow state dependent
decoding. The result is based on the locale setting which may be
restricted to a defined set of locales.
This implementation of `mbtowc' returns `0' if S is `NULL' or is the
empty string; it returns `1' if not MB_CAPABLE or the character is a
single-byte character; it returns `-1' if n is `0' or the multi-byte
character is invalid; otherwise it returns the number of bytes in the
multibyte character. If the return value is -1, no changes are made to
the `pwc' output string. If the input is the empty string, a wchar_t
nul is placed in the output string and 0 is returned. If the input has
a length of 0, no changes are made to the `pwc' output string.
`mbtowc' is required in the ANSI C standard. However, the precise
effects vary with the locale.
`mbtowc' requires no supporting OS subroutines.
Created Mon Nov 8 17:42:53 2004 on tillpc with info_to_html version 0.9.6.