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(3) 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(3) classification function

alpha

realizes the isalpha(3) classification function

blank

realizes the isblank(3) classification function

cntrl

realizes the iscntrl(3) classification function

digit

realizes the isdigit(3) classification function

graph

realizes the isgraph(3) classification function

lower

realizes the islower(3) classification function

print

realizes the isprint(3) classification function

punct

realizes the ispunct(3) classification function

space

realizes the isspace(3) classification function

upper

realizes the isupper(3) classification function

xdigit

realizes the isxdigit(3) classification function

RETURN VALUE

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

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

Interface Attribute Value
wctype() Thread safety MT-Safe locale

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C99.

NOTES

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

SEE ALSO

iswctype(3)

COLOPHON

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  GNU glibc-2 source code and manual
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