g_utf8_to_ucs4 (
  const gchar* str,
  glong len,
  glong* items_read,
  glong* items_written,
  GError** error


Convert a string from UTF-8 to a 32-bit fixed width representation as UCS-4. A trailing 0 character will be added to the string after the converted text.


str const gchar*

A UTF-8 encoded string.

 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
 The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.
len glong

The maximum length of str to use, in bytes. If len < 0, then the string is nul-terminated.

items_read glong*

Location to store number of bytes 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 glong*

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

 The argument will be set by the function.
 The argument can be NULL.
error GError **
  The return location for a GError*, or NULL.

Return value

Returns: 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.