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NAME

       msymbol - Get a symbol.

SYNOPSIS

       MSymbol msymbol (const char * name)

DESCRIPTION

       Get a symbol. The msymbol() function returns the canonical symbol whose name is name.  If
       there is none, one is created. The created one is not a managing key.

       Symbols whose name starts by two spaces are reserved by the m17n library, and are used by
       the library only internally.

RETURN VALUE

           This function returns the found or created symbol.

ERRORS

           This function never fails.

SEE ALSO

           msymbol_as_managing_key(), msymbol_name(), msymbol_exist()

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2001 Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA)
       Copyright (C) 2001-2011 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
       (AIST)
       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of
       the GNU Free Documentation License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl.html>.