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WCSWIDTH(3)                Linux Programmer's Manual               WCSWIDTH(3)



NAME
       wcswidth  -  determine  columns  needed for a fixed-size wide character
       string(3,n)

SYNOPSIS
       #include <wchar.h>

       int wcswidth(const wchar_t *s, size_t n);

DESCRIPTION
       The wcswidth function returns the number of columns needed to represent
       the  wide-character  string(3,n) pointed to by s, but at most n wide charac-
       ters. If a non-printable wide character occurs among these  characters,
       -1 is returned.

RETURN VALUE
       The  wcswidth  function  returns the number of column positions for the
       wide-character string(3,n) s, truncated to at most length n.

CONFORMING TO
       UNIX98

SEE ALSO
       iswprint(3), wcwidth(3)

NOTES
       The behaviour of wcswidth depends on the LC_CTYPE category of the  cur-
       rent locale.



GNU                               1999-07-25                       WCSWIDTH(3)

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