Tcl_UniChar man page

Tcl_UniChar, Tcl_UniCharToUtf, Tcl_UtfToUniChar, Tcl_UniCharToUtfDString, Tcl_UtfToUniCharDString, Tcl_UniCharLen, Tcl_UniCharNcmp, Tcl_UniCharNcasecmp, Tcl_UniCharCaseMatch, Tcl_UtfNcmp, Tcl_UtfNcasecmp, Tcl_UtfCharComplete, Tcl_NumUtfChars, Tcl_UtfFindFirst, Tcl_UtfFindLast, Tcl_UtfNext, Tcl_UtfPrev, Tcl_UniCharAtIndex, Tcl_UtfAtIndex, Tcl_UtfBackslash — routines for manipulating UTF-8 strings

Synopsis

#include <tcl.h>

typedef ... Tcl_UniChar;

int
Tcl_UniCharToUtf(ch, buf)

int
Tcl_UtfToUniChar(src, chPtr)

char *
Tcl_UniCharToUtfDString(uniStr, uniLength, dsPtr)

Tcl_UniChar *
Tcl_UtfToUniCharDString(src, length, dsPtr)

int
Tcl_UniCharLen(uniStr)

int
Tcl_UniCharNcmp(ucs, uct, numChars)

int
Tcl_UniCharNcasecmp(ucs, uct, numChars)

int
Tcl_UniCharCaseMatch(uniStr, uniPattern, nocase)

int
Tcl_UtfNcmp(cs, ct, numChars)

int
Tcl_UtfNcasecmp(cs, ct, numChars)

int
Tcl_UtfCharComplete(src, length)

int
Tcl_NumUtfChars(src, length)

const char *
Tcl_UtfFindFirst(src, ch)

const char *
Tcl_UtfFindLast(src, ch)

const char *
Tcl_UtfNext(src)

const char *
Tcl_UtfPrev(src, start)

Tcl_UniChar
Tcl_UniCharAtIndex(src, index)

const char *
Tcl_UtfAtIndex(src, index)

int
Tcl_UtfBackslash(src, readPtr, dst)

Arguments

char *buf (out)
Buffer in which the UTF-8 representation of the Tcl_UniChar is stored. At most TCL_UTF_MAX bytes are stored in the buffer.
int ch (in)
The Tcl_UniChar to be converted or examined.
Tcl_UniChar *chPtr (out)
Filled with the Tcl_UniChar represented by the head of the UTF-8 string.
const char *src (in)
Pointer to a UTF-8 string.
const char *cs (in)
Pointer to a UTF-8 string.
const char *ct (in)
Pointer to a UTF-8 string.
const Tcl_UniChar *uniStr (in)
A null-terminated Unicode string.
const Tcl_UniChar *ucs (in)
A null-terminated Unicode string.
const Tcl_UniChar *uct (in)
A null-terminated Unicode string.
const Tcl_UniChar *uniPattern (in)
A null-terminated Unicode string.
int length (in)
The length of the UTF-8 string in bytes (not UTF-8 characters). If negative, all bytes up to the first null byte are used.
int uniLength (in)
The length of the Unicode string in characters. Must be greater than or equal to 0.
Tcl_DString *dsPtr (in/out)
A pointer to a previously initialized Tcl_DString.
unsigned long numChars (in)
The number of characters to compare.
const char *start (in)
Pointer to the beginning of a UTF-8 string.
int index (in)
The index of a character (not byte) in the UTF-8 string.
int *readPtr (out)
If non-NULL, filled with the number of bytes in the backslash sequence, including the backslash character.
char *dst (out)
Buffer in which the bytes represented by the backslash sequence are stored. At most TCL_UTF_MAX bytes are stored in the buffer.
int nocase (in)
Specifies whether the match should be done case-sensitive (0) or case-insensitive (1).

Description

These routines convert between UTF-8 strings and Tcl_UniChars. A Tcl_UniChar is a Unicode character represented as an unsigned, fixed-size quantity. A UTF-8 character is a Unicode character represented as a varying-length sequence of up to TCL_UTF_MAX bytes. A multibyte UTF-8 sequence consists of a lead byte followed by some number of trail bytes.

TCL_UTF_MAX is the maximum number of bytes that it takes to represent one Unicode character in the UTF-8 representation.

Tcl_UniCharToUtf stores the Tcl_UniChar ch as a UTF-8 string in starting at buf. The return value is the number of bytes stored in buf.

Tcl_UtfToUniChar reads one UTF-8 character starting at src and stores it as a Tcl_UniChar in *chPtr. The return value is the number of bytes read from src. The caller must ensure that the source buffer is long enough such that this routine does not run off the end and dereference non-existent or random memory; if the source buffer is known to be null-terminated, this will not happen. If the input is not in proper UTF-8 format, Tcl_UtfToUniChar will store the first byte of src in *chPtr as a Tcl_UniChar between 0x0000 and 0x00ff and return 1.

Tcl_UniCharToUtfDString converts the given Unicode string to UTF-8, storing the result in a previously initialized Tcl_DString. You must specify uniLength, the length of the given Unicode string. The return value is a pointer to the UTF-8 representation of the Unicode string. Storage for the return value is appended to the end of the Tcl_DString.

Tcl_UtfToUniCharDString converts the given UTF-8 string to Unicode, storing the result in the previously initialized Tcl_DString. In the argument length, you may either specify the length of the given UTF-8 string in bytes or “-1”, in which case Tcl_UtfToUniCharDString uses strlen to calculate the length. The return value is a pointer to the Unicode representation of the UTF-8 string. Storage for the return value is appended to the end of the Tcl_DString. The Unicode string is terminated with a Unicode null character.

Tcl_UniCharLen corresponds to strlen for Unicode characters. It accepts a null-terminated Unicode string and returns the number of Unicode characters (not bytes) in that string.

Tcl_UniCharNcmp and Tcl_UniCharNcasecmp correspond to strncmp and strncasecmp, respectively, for Unicode characters. They accept two null-terminated Unicode strings and the number of characters to compare. Both strings are assumed to be at least numChars characters long. Tcl_UniCharNcmp compares the two strings character-by-character according to the Unicode character ordering. It returns an integer greater than, equal to, or less than 0 if the first string is greater than, equal to, or less than the second string respectively. Tcl_UniCharNcasecmp is the Unicode case insensitive version.

Tcl_UniCharCaseMatch is the Unicode equivalent to Tcl_StringCaseMatch. It accepts a null-terminated Unicode string, a Unicode pattern, and a boolean value specifying whether the match should be case sensitive and returns whether the string matches the pattern.

Tcl_UtfNcmp corresponds to strncmp for UTF-8 strings. It accepts two null-terminated UTF-8 strings and the number of characters to compare. (Both strings are assumed to be at least numChars characters long.) Tcl_UtfNcmp compares the two strings character-by-character according to the Unicode character ordering. It returns an integer greater than, equal to, or less than 0 if the first string is greater than, equal to, or less than the second string respectively.

Tcl_UtfNcasecmp corresponds to strncasecmp for UTF-8 strings. It is similar to Tcl_UtfNcmp except comparisons ignore differences in case when comparing upper, lower or title case characters.

Tcl_UtfCharComplete returns 1 if the source UTF-8 string src of length bytes is long enough to be decoded by Tcl_UtfToUniChar, or 0 otherwise. This function does not guarantee that the UTF-8 string is properly formed. This routine is used by procedures that are operating on a byte at a time and need to know if a full Tcl_UniChar has been seen.

Tcl_NumUtfChars corresponds to strlen for UTF-8 strings. It returns the number of Tcl_UniChars that are represented by the UTF-8 string src. The length of the source string is length bytes. If the length is negative, all bytes up to the first null byte are used.

Tcl_UtfFindFirst corresponds to strchr for UTF-8 strings. It returns a pointer to the first occurrence of the Tcl_UniChar ch in the null-terminated UTF-8 string src. The null terminator is considered part of the UTF-8 string.

Tcl_UtfFindLast corresponds to strrchr for UTF-8 strings. It returns a pointer to the last occurrence of the Tcl_UniChar ch in the null-terminated UTF-8 string src. The null terminator is considered part of the UTF-8 string.

Given src, a pointer to some location in a UTF-8 string, Tcl_UtfNext returns a pointer to the next UTF-8 character in the string. The caller must not ask for the next character after the last character in the string if the string is not terminated by a null character.

Given src, a pointer to some location in a UTF-8 string (or to a null byte immediately following such a string), Tcl_UtfPrev returns a pointer to the closest preceding byte that starts a UTF-8 character. This function will not back up to a position before start, the start of the UTF-8 string. If src was already at start, the return value will be start.

Tcl_UniCharAtIndex corresponds to a C string array dereference or the Pascal Ord() function. It returns the Tcl_UniChar represented at the specified character (not byte) index in the UTF-8 string src. The source string must contain at least index characters. Behavior is undefined if a negative index is given.

Tcl_UtfAtIndex returns a pointer to the specified character (not byte) index in the UTF-8 string src. The source string must contain at least index characters. This is equivalent to calling Tcl_UtfNext index times. If a negative index is given, the return pointer points to the first character in the source string.

Tcl_UtfBackslash is a utility procedure used by several of the Tcl commands. It parses a backslash sequence and stores the properly formed UTF-8 character represented by the backslash sequence in the output buffer dst. At most TCL_UTF_MAX bytes are stored in the buffer. Tcl_UtfBackslash modifies *readPtr to contain the number of bytes in the backslash sequence, including the backslash character. The return value is the number of bytes stored in the output buffer.

See the Tcl manual entry for information on the valid backslash sequences. All of the sequences described in the Tcl manual entry are supported by Tcl_UtfBackslash.

Keywords

utf, unicode, backslash

Referenced By

Tcl_Backslash(3).

Tcl_NumUtfChars(3), Tcl_UniCharAtIndex(3), Tcl_UniCharCaseMatch(3), Tcl_UniCharLen(3), Tcl_UniCharNcasecmp(3), Tcl_UniCharNcmp(3), Tcl_UniCharToUtf(3), Tcl_UniCharToUtfDString(3), Tcl_UtfAtIndex(3), Tcl_UtfBackslash(3), Tcl_UtfCharComplete(3), Tcl_UtfFindFirst(3), Tcl_UtfFindLast(3), Tcl_UtfNcasecmp(3), Tcl_UtfNcmp(3), Tcl_UtfNext(3), Tcl_UtfPrev(3), Tcl_UtfToUniChar(3) and Tcl_UtfToUniCharDString(3) are aliases of Tcl_UniChar(3).

8.1 Tcl Tcl Library Procedures