.\" $NetBSD: getwc.3,v 1.3 2002/02/07 07:00:26 ross Exp $ .\" .\" Copyright (c) 1990, 1991, 1993 .\" The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. .\" .\" This code is derived from software contributed to Berkeley by .\" Chris Torek and the American National Standards Committee X3, .\" on Information Processing Systems. .\" .\" Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without .\" modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions .\" are met: .\" 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. .\" 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the .\" documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. .\" 4. Neither the name of the University nor the names of its contributors .\" may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software .\" without specific prior written permission. .\" .\" THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE REGENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND .\" ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE .\" IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE .\" ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE .\" FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL .\" DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS .\" OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) .\" HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT .\" LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY .\" OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF .\" SUCH DAMAGE. .\" .\" @(#)getc.3 8.1 (Berkeley) 6/4/93 .\" $FreeBSD: src/lib/libc/stdio/getwc.3,v 1.8 2007/01/09 00:28:06 imp Exp $ .\" .Dd March 3, 2004 .Dt GETWC 3 .Os .Sh NAME .Nm fgetwc , .Nm getwc , .Nm getwchar .Nd get next wide character from input stream .Sh LIBRARY .Lb libc .Sh SYNOPSIS .In stdio.h .In wchar.h .Ft wint_t .Fn fgetwc "FILE *stream" .Ft wint_t .Fn getwc "FILE *stream" .Ft wint_t .Fn getwchar "void" .Sh DESCRIPTION The .Fn fgetwc function obtains the next input wide character (if present) from the stream pointed at by .Fa stream , or the next character pushed back on the stream via .Xr ungetwc 3 . .Pp The .Fn getwc function acts essentially identically to .Fn fgetwc . .Pp The .Fn getwchar function is equivalent to .Fn getwc with the argument .Dv stdin . .Pp Extended locale versions of these functions are documented in .Xr getwc_l 3 . See .Xr xlocale 3 for more information. .Sh RETURN VALUES If successful, these routines return the next wide character from the .Fa stream . If the stream is at end-of-file or a read error occurs, the routines return .Dv WEOF . The routines .Xr feof 3 and .Xr ferror 3 must be used to distinguish between end-of-file and error. If an error occurs, the global variable .Va errno is set to indicate the error. The end-of-file condition is remembered, even on a terminal, and all subsequent attempts to read will return .Dv WEOF until the condition is cleared with .Xr clearerr 3 . .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr ferror 3 , .Xr fopen 3 , .Xr fread 3 , .Xr getc 3 , .Xr getwc_l , .Xr putwc 3 , .Xr stdio 3 , .Xr ungetwc 3 .Sh STANDARDS The .Fn fgetwc , .Fn getwc , and .Fn getwchar functions conform to .St -isoC-99 .