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NAME

       getcchar,  setcchar  -  Get  a wide character string and rendition from a cchar_t or set a
       cchar_t from a wide-character string

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curses.h>

       int getcchar(
               const cchar_t *wcval,
               wchar_t *wch,
               attr_t *attrs,
               short *color_pair,
               void *opts );

       int setcchar(
               cchar_t *wcval,
               const wchar_t *wch,
               const attr_t attrs,
               short color_pair,
               void *opts );

DESCRIPTION

       The getcchar function gets a wide-character string and rendition from a cchar_t  argument.
       When wch is not a null pointer, the getcchar function does the following:

       ·   Extracts information from a cchar_t value wcval

       ·   Stores the character attributes in the location pointed to by attrs

       ·   Stores the color-pair in the location pointed to by color_pair

       ·   Stores  the  wide-character  string,  characters  referenced  by wcval, into the array
           pointed to by wch.

       When wch is a null pointer, the getcchar function does the following:

       ·   Obtains the number of wide characters pointed to by wcval

       ·   Does not change the data referenced by attrs or color_pair

       The setcchar function initializes the location pointed to by wcval by using:

       ·   The character attributes in attrs

       ·   The color pair in color_pair

       ·   The wide-character string pointed to by wch.  The string  must  be  L'\0'  terminated,
           contain at most one spacing character, which must be the first.

           Up to CCHARW_MAX-1 nonspacing characters may follow.  Additional nonspacing characters
           are ignored.

           The string may  contain  a  single  control  character  instead.   In  that  case,  no
           nonspacing characters are allowed.

NOTES

       The  opts  argument  is reserved for future use.  Currently, an application must provide a
       null pointer as opts.

       The wcval argument may be a value generated by a call to setcchar or by  a  function  that
       has  a cchar_t output argument.  If wcval is constructed by any other means, the effect is
       unspecified.

RETURN VALUES

       When wch is a null pointer, getcchar returns the number of wide characters  referenced  by
       wcval, including one for a trailing null.

       When  wch  is  not a null pointer, getcchar returns OK upon successful completion, and ERR
       otherwise.

       Upon successful completion, setcchar returns OK.  Otherwise, it returns ERR.

SEE ALSO

       Functions: attr(3NCURSES), color(3NCURSES), ncurses(3NCURSES), wcwidth(3).

                                                                               getcchar(3NCURSES)