Function

GLibutf16_to_ucs4

Declaration

gunichar*
g_utf16_to_ucs4 (
  const gunichar2* str,
  glong len,
  glong* items_read,
  glong* items_written,
  GError** error
)

Description

Convert a string from UTF-16 to UCS-4. The result will be nul-terminated.

Parameters

str

Type: const gunichar2*

A UTF-16 encoded string.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.
len

Type: glong

The maximum length (number of #gunichar2) of str to use. If len < 0, then the string is nul-terminated.

items_read

Type: glong*

Location to store number of words read, or NULL. If NULL, then G_CONVERT_ERROR_PARTIAL_INPUT will be returned in case str contains a trailing partial character. If an error occurs then the index of the invalid input is stored here.

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

Type: glong*

Location to store number of characters written, or NULL. The value stored here does not include the trailing 0 character.

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

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: gunichar*

A pointer to a newly allocated UCS-4 string. This value must be freed with g_free(). If an error occurs, NULL will be returned and error set.

The caller of the function takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.