Defined in header
Converts a narrow multibyte character to a wide character.
s is not a null pointer, inspects at most
n bytes of the multibyte character string, beginning with the byte pointed to by
s to determine the number of bytes necessary to complete the next multibyte character (including any shift sequences). If the function determines that the next multibyte character in
s is complete and valid, converts it to the corresponding wide character and stores it in *pwc (if
pwc is not null).
s is a null pointer, the values of
pwc are ignored and call is equivalent to mbrtowc(NULL, "", 1, ps).
If the wide character produced is the null character, the conversion state stored in *ps is the initial shift state.
|pwc||-||pointer to the location where the resulting wide character will be written|
|s||-||pointer to the multibyte character string used as input|
|n||-||limit on the number of bytes in s that can be examined|
|ps||-||pointer to the conversion state used when interpreting the multibyte string|
 Return value
The first of the following that applies:
- 0 if the character converted from
s(and stored in pwc if non-null) was the null character
- the number of bytes [1...n] of the multibyte character successfully converted from
- (size_t)-2 if the next
nbytes constitute an incomplete, but so far valid, multibyte character. Nothing is written to *pwc.
- (size_t)-1 if encoding error occurs. Nothing is written to
*pwc, the value EILSEQ is stored in errno and the value of *ps is left unspecified.
|This section is incomplete|
Reason: no example
 See also
| converts the next multibyte character to wide character |
| converts a wide character to its multibyte representation, given state |
C++ documentation for mbrtowc