getwchar (3) - Linux Man Pages
getwchar: read a wide character from standard input
getwchar - read a wide character from standard input
#include <wchar.h> wint_t getwchar(void);
DESCRIPTIONThe 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 VALUEThe getwchar() function returns the next wide-character from standard input, or WEOF.
ATTRIBUTESFor an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
CONFORMING TOPOSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C99.
NOTESThe 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.
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