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MBSTOWCS(3)	       FreeBSD Library Functions Manual		   MBSTOWCS(3)

NAME
     mbstowcs -- convert a character string to a wide-character	string

LIBRARY
     Standard C	Library	(libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <stdlib.h>

     size_t
     mbstowcs(wchar_t *	restrict wcstring, const char *	restrict mbstring,
	 size_t	nwchars);

DESCRIPTION
     The mbstowcs() function converts a	multibyte character string mbstring
     beginning in the initial conversion state into a wide character string
     wcstring.	No more	than nwchars wide characters are stored.  A terminat-
     ing null wide character is	appended if there is room.

RETURN VALUES
     The mbstowcs() function returns the number	of wide	characters converted,
     not counting any terminating null wide character, or -1 if	an invalid
     multibyte character was encountered.

ERRORS
     The mbstowcs() function will fail if:

     [EILSEQ]		An invalid multibyte sequence was detected.

     [EINVAL]		The conversion state is	invalid.

SEE ALSO
     mbsrtowcs(3), mbtowc(3), multibyte(3)

STANDARDS
     The mbstowcs() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9899:1999 (``ISO C99'').

FreeBSD	10.1			 April 8, 2004			  FreeBSD 10.1

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