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NAME

       mtext_from_data - Allocate a new M-text with specified data.

SYNOPSIS

       MText* mtext_from_data (const void * data, int nitems, enum MTextFormat format)

DESCRIPTION

       Allocate a new M-text with specified data. The mtext_from_data() function allocates a new
       M-text whose character sequence is specified by array data of nitems elements.  format
       specifies the format of data.

       When format is either MTEXT_FORMAT_US_ASCII or MTEXT_FORMAT_UTF_8, the contents of data
       must be of the type unsigned char, and nitems counts by byte.

       When format is either MTEXT_FORMAT_UTF_16LE or MTEXT_FORMAT_UTF_16BE, the contents of data
       must be of the type unsigned short, and nitems counts by unsigned short.

       When format is either MTEXT_FORMAT_UTF_32LE or MTEXT_FORMAT_UTF_32BE, the contents of data
       must be of the type unsigned, and nitems counts by unsigned.

       The character sequence of the M-text is not modifiable. The contents of data must not be
       modified while the M-text is alive.

       The allocated M-text will not be freed unless the user explicitly does so with the
       m17n_object_unref() function. Even in that case, data is not freed.

RETURN VALUE

           If the operation was successful, mtext_from_data() returns a pointer to the allocated
           M-text. Otherwise it returns NULL and assigns an error code to the external variable
           merror_code.

ERRORS

           MERROR_MTEXT

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>.