Name

wctob — try to represent a wide character as a single byte

Synopsis

        #include <wchar.h>
int wctob( wint_t c);
 

DESCRIPTION

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 unsigned char.

Never use this function. It cannot help you in writing internationalized programs. Internationalized programs must never distinguish single-byte and multibyte characters.

RETURN VALUE

The wctob() function returns the single-byte representation of c, if it exists, of EOF otherwise.

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

Interface Attribute Value
wctob() Thread safety MT-Safe

CONFORMING TO

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

NOTES

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 either wctomb(3) or the thread-safe wcrtomb(3) instead.

SEE ALSO

btowc(3), wcrtomb(3), wctomb(3)

COLOPHON

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References consulted:
  GNU glibc-2 source code and manual
  Dinkumware C library reference http://www.dinkumware.com/
  OpenGroup's Single UNIX specification http://www.UNIX-systems.org/online.html
  ISO/IEC 9899:1999