chtype winch(WINDOW *win);
chtype mvinch(int y, int x);
chtype mvwinch(WINDOW *win, int y, int x);
These routines return the character, of type chtype, at the current
position in the named window. If any attributes are set for that position,
their values are OR’ed into the value returned. Constants defined in
<curses.h> can be used with the & (logical AND) operator to
extract the character or attributes alone.
The following bit-masks may be AND-ed with characters returned by winch.
|A_CHARTEXT||Bit-mask to extract character|
|A_ATTRIBUTES||Bit-mask to extract attributes|
|A_COLOR||Bit-mask to extract color-pair field information|
Comparable functions in the wide-character (ncursesw) library are