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do_uconvert - Man Page

Converts a string to another encoding format. Allegro game programming library.


#include <allegro.h>

void do_uconvert(const char *s, int type, char *buf, int newtype, int size);


Converts the specified string `s' from `type' to `newtype', storing at most `size' bytes into the output `buf'. The type parameters can use the value U_CURRENT as a shortcut to represent the currently selected encoding  format. Example:

   char temp_string[256];
   do_uconvert(input_string, U_CURRENT, temp_string, U_ASCII, 256);

Note that, even for empty strings, your destination string must have at least enough bytes to store the terminating null character of the string, and your parameter `size' must reflect this. Otherwise, the debug version of Allegro will abort at an assertion, and the release version of Allegro will overrun the destination buffer.

See Also


Referenced By

need_uconvert(3), uconvert(3), uconvert_size(3).

version 4.4.3 Allegro manual