WCWIDTH(3) Linux Programmer's Manual WCWIDTH(3)NAMEwcwidth - determine columns needed for a wide character
#define _XOPEN_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
int wcwidth(wchar_t c);
The wcwidth() function returns the number of columns needed to repre‐
sent the wide character c. If c is a printable wide character, the
value is at least 0. If c is null wide character (L'\0'), the value is
0. Otherwise -1 is returned.
The wcwidth() function returns the number of column positions for c.
Note that glibc before 2.2.5 used the prototype
int wcwidth(wint_t c);
The behavior of wcwidth() depends on the LC_CTYPE category of the cur‐
SEE ALSOiswprint(3), wcswidth(3)COLOPHON
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