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WCTYPE(3)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		     WCTYPE(3)

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 cur- rent locale. GNU 1999-07-25 WCTYPE(3)

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