WCTYPE

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 1999-07-25
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NAME

wctype - wide character classification  

SYNOPSIS

#include <wctype.h>

wctype_t wctype(const char *name);
 

DESCRIPTION

The wctype_t type represents a property which a wide character may or may not have. In other words, it represents a class of wide characters. This type's nature is implementation dependent, but the special value (wctype_t)0 denotes an invalid property. Nonzero wctype_t values can be passed to the iswctype() function to actually test whether a given wide character has the property.

The wctype() function returns a property, given by its name. The set of valid names depends on the LC_CTYPE category of the current locale, but the following names are valid in all locales.

  "alnum" - realizes the isalnum() classification function
  "alpha" - realizes the isalpha() classification function
  "blank" - realizes the isblank() classification function
  "cntrl" - realizes the iscntrl() classification function
  "digit" - realizes the isdigit() classification function
  "graph" - realizes the isgraph() classification function
  "lower" - realizes the islower() classification function
  "print" - realizes the isprint() classification function
  "punct" - realizes the ispunct() classification function
  "space" - realizes the isspace() classification function
  "upper" - realizes the isupper() classification function
  "xdigit" - realizes the isxdigit() classification function
 

RETURN VALUE

The wctype() function returns a property descriptor if the name is valid. Otherwise it returns (wctype_t)0.  

CONFORMING TO

C99.  

SEE ALSO

iswctype(3)  

NOTES

The behaviour of wctype() depends on the LC_CTYPE category of the current locale.


 

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RETURN VALUE
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