wctype.h(0P)              POSIX Programmer's Manual             wctype.h(0P)

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NAME         top

       wctype.h — wide-character classification and mapping utilities

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <wctype.h>

DESCRIPTION         top

       Some of the functionality described on this reference page extends
       the ISO C standard. Applications shall define the appropriate feature
       test macro (see the System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2008, Section
       2.2, The Compilation Environment) to enable the visibility of these
       symbols in this header.

       The <wctype.h> header shall define the following types:

       wint_t      As described in <wchar.h>.

       wctrans_t   A scalar type that can hold values which represent
                   locale-specific character mappings.

       wctype_t    As described in <wchar.h>.

       The <wctype.h> header shall define the locale_t type as described in

       The <wctype.h> header shall define the following macro:

       WEOF        As described in <wchar.h>.

       For all functions described in this header that accept an argument of
       type wint_t, the value is representable as a wchar_t or equals the
       value of WEOF. If this argument has any other value, the behavior is

       The behavior of these functions shall be affected by the LC_CTYPE
       category of the current locale.

       Inclusion of the <wctype.h> header may make visible all symbols from
       the headers <ctype.h>, <stdarg.h>, <stddef.h>, <stdio.h>, <stdlib.h>,
       <string.h>, <time.h>, and <wchar.h>.

       The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined
       as macros. Function prototypes shall be provided for use with ISO C
       standard compilers.

           int       iswalnum(wint_t);
           int       iswalnum_l(wint_t, locale_t);
           int       iswalpha(wint_t);
           int       iswalpha_l(wint_t, locale_t);
           int       iswblank(wint_t);
           int       iswblank_l(wint_t, locale_t);
           int       iswcntrl(wint_t);
           int       iswcntrl_l(wint_t, locale_t);
           int       iswctype(wint_t, wctype_t);
           int       iswctype_l(wint_t, wctype_t, locale_t);
           int       iswdigit(wint_t);
           int       iswdigit_l(wint_t, locale_t);
           int       iswgraph(wint_t);
           int       iswgraph_l(wint_t, locale_t);
           int       iswlower(wint_t);
           int       iswlower_l(wint_t, locale_t);
           int       iswprint(wint_t);
           int       iswprint_l(wint_t, locale_t);
           int       iswpunct(wint_t);
           int       iswpunct_l(wint_t, locale_t);
           int       iswspace(wint_t);
           int       iswspace_l(wint_t, locale_t);
           int       iswupper(wint_t);
           int       iswupper_l(wint_t, locale_t);
           int       iswxdigit(wint_t);
           int       iswxdigit_l(wint_t, locale_t);
           wint_t    towctrans(wint_t, wctrans_t);
           wint_t    towctrans_l(wint_t, wctrans_t, locale_t);
           wint_t    towlower(wint_t);
           wint_t    towlower_l(wint_t, locale_t);
           wint_t    towupper(wint_t);
           wint_t    towupper_l(wint_t, locale_t);
           wctrans_t wctrans(const char *);
           wctrans_t wctrans_l(const char *, locale_t);
           wctype_t  wctype(const char *);
           wctype_t  wctype_l(const char *, locale_t);

       The following sections are informative.



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SEE ALSO         top

       ctype.h(0p), locale.h(0p), stdarg.h(0p), stddef.h(0p), stdio.h(0p),
       stdlib.h(0p), string.h(0p), time.h(0p), wchar.h(0p)

       The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2008, Section 2.2, The
       Compilation Environment, iswalnum(3p), iswalpha(3p), iswblank(3p),
       iswcntrl(3p), iswctype(3p), iswdigit(3p), iswgraph(3p), iswlower(3p),
       iswprint(3p), iswpunct(3p), iswspace(3p), iswupper(3p),
       iswxdigit(3p), setlocale(3p), towctrans(3p), towlower(3p),
       towupper(3p), wctrans(3p), wctype(3p)

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       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information
       Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open
       Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the
       Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open
       Group.  (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1
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