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CURSES_CCHAR(3)            Library Functions Manual            CURSES_CCHAR(3)

     curses_cchar, getcchar, setcchar - curses representation of wide

     Curses Library (libcurses, -lcurses)

     #include <curses.h>

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

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

     Curses uses the opaque type cchar_t to represent a string of wide
     characters up to an implementation-dependent length along with a color
     pair and zero or more attributes.  A null cchar_t object is an object
     that references an empty wide-character string.  Arrays of cchar_t
     objects are terminated by a null cchar_t object.

     Objects of type cchar_t can be manipulated using the getcchar and
     setcchar functions.  Both these functions take as their last parameter
     the opts argument which is reserved for future extensions.  Currently,
     the application must provide a null pointer as opts.

     When the getcchar function is called with non-null wch it extracts the
     information from the wcval object.  The string of wide characters in
     wcval is copied to the wch array.  The attributes are stored in attrs and
     the color pair is stored in color_pair.  In this case it returns OK upon
     successful completion, and ERR otherwise.

     When getcchar is called with null wch it doesn't store any information
     but returns the number of wide characters referenced by wcval, including
     the null terminator.

     setcchar initializes wcval with the wide-character string wch, attributes
     attrs, and color pair color_pair.

     getchar called with null wch returns the number of wide characters
     referenced by wcval, including the null terminator.

     Otherwise these functions return one of the following values:
     OK      The function completed successfully.
     ERR     An error occurred in the function.

     The NetBSD Curses library complies with the X/Open Curses specification,
     part of the Single Unix Specification.

     The Curses package appeared in 4.0BSD.

     Wide characters support appeared in NetBSD 5.0.

NetBSD 9.99                    November 19, 2018                   NetBSD 9.99