Function

GLibIConvopen

Declaration

GIConv
g_iconv_open (
  const gchar* to_codeset,
  const gchar* from_codeset
)

Description

Same as the standard UNIX routine iconv_open(), but may be implemented via libiconv on UNIX flavors that lack a native implementation.

GLib provides g_convert() and g_locale_to_utf8() which are likely more convenient than the raw iconv wrappers.

Parameters

to_codeset

Type: const gchar*

Destination codeset.

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

Type: const gchar*

Source codeset.

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

Return value

Type: GIConv

A “conversion descriptor”, or (GIConv)-1 if opening the converter failed.