If s is not a NULL pointer, the
function inspects at most
n bytes of the multibyte string starting at s and extracts the
next complete multibyte character.
It uses a static anonymous shift state only
known to the
If the multibyte character is not the null wide
character, it returns the number of bytes that were consumed from s.
If the multibyte character is the null wide character, it returns 0.
If the n bytes starting at s do not contain a complete multibyte
This can happen even if
n is greater than or equal to MB_CUR_MAX,
if the multibyte string contains redundant shift sequences.
If the multibyte string starting at s contains an invalid multibyte
sequence before the next complete character,
also returns -1.
If s is a NULL pointer, the
resets the shift state, only known to this function, to the initial state, and
returns nonzero if the encoding has nontrivial shift state, or zero if the
encoding is stateless.
function returns the number of
bytes parsed from the multibyte
sequence starting at s, if a non-null wide character was recognized.
It returns 0, if a null wide character was recognized.
It returns -1, if an
invalid multibyte sequence was encountered or if it couldn't parse a complete
The behavior of
depends on the
category of the
provides a better interface to the same