Declaration [src]

g_convert_with_iconv (
  const gchar* str,
  gssize len,
  GIConv converter,
  gsize* bytes_read,
  gsize* bytes_written,
  GError** error

Description [src]

Converts a string from one character set to another.

Note that you should use g_iconv() for streaming conversions. Despite the fact that bytes_read can return information about partial characters, the g_convert_… functions are not generally suitable for streaming. If the underlying converter maintains internal state, then this won’t be preserved across successive calls to g_convert(), g_convert_with_iconv() or g_convert_with_fallback(). (An example of this is the GNU C converter for CP1255 which does not emit a base character until it knows that the next character is not a mark that could combine with the base character.)

Characters which are valid in the input character set, but which have no representation in the output character set will result in a G_CONVERT_ERROR_ILLEGAL_SEQUENCE error. This is in contrast to the iconv() specification, which leaves this behaviour implementation defined. Note that this is the same error code as is returned for an invalid byte sequence in the input character set. To get defined behaviour for conversion of unrepresentable characters, use g_convert_with_fallback().

This function is not directly available to language bindings.



Type: An array of guint8

            the string to convert.

The length of the array is specified in the len argument.
The data is owned by the caller of the function.

Type: gssize

The length of the string in bytes, or -1 if the string is nul-terminated (Note that some encodings may allow nul bytes to occur inside strings. In that case, using -1 for the len parameter is unsafe)


Type: GIConv

Conversion descriptor from g_iconv_open()


Type: gsize*

Location to store the number of bytes in the input string that were successfully converted, or NULL. Even if the conversion was successful, this may be less than len if there were partial characters at the end of the input. If the error G_CONVERT_ERROR_ILLEGAL_SEQUENCE occurs, the value stored will be the byte offset after the last valid input sequence.

The argument will be set by the function.
The argument can be NULL.

Type: gsize*

The number of bytes stored in the output buffer (not including the terminating nul).

The argument will be set by the function.
The argument can be NULL.

Type: GError **

The return location for a recoverable error.

The argument can be NULL.
If the return location is not NULL, then you must initialize it to a NULL GError*.
The argument will left initialized to NULL by the function if there are no errors.
In case of error, the argument will be set to a newly allocated GError; the caller will take ownership of the data, and be responsible for freeing it.

Return value

Type: An array of guint8

          If the conversion was successful, a newly allocated buffer
          containing the converted string, which must be freed with
          g_free(). Otherwise `NULL` and `error` will be set.
The length of the array is in the bytes_written argument.
The caller of the function takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.