iswalpha man page

iswalpha — test for alphabetic wide character

Synopsis

#include <wctype.h>

int iswalpha(wint_t wc);

Description

The iswalpha() function is the wide-character equivalent of the isalpha(3) function. It tests whether wc is a wide character belonging to the wide-character class "alpha".

The wide-character class "alpha" is a subclass of the wide-character class "alnum", and therefore also a subclass of the wide-character class "graph" and of the wide-character class "print".

Being a subclass of the wide-character class "print", the wide-character class "alpha" is disjoint from the wide-character class "cntrl".

Being a subclass of the wide-character class "graph", the wide-character class "alpha" is disjoint from the wide-character class "space" and its subclass "blank".

Being a subclass of the wide-character class "alnum", the wide-character class "alpha" is disjoint from the wide-character class "punct".

The wide-character class "alpha" is disjoint from the wide-character class "digit".

The wide-character class "alpha" contains the wide-character classes "upper" and "lower".

The wide-character class "alpha" always contains at least the letters 'A' to 'Z' and 'a' to 'z'.

Return Value

The iswalpha() function returns nonzero if wc is a wide character belonging to the wide-character class "alpha". Otherwise, it returns zero.

Attributes

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

InterfaceAttributeValue
iswalpha()Thread safetyMT-Safe locale

Conforming to

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

Notes

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

See Also

isalpha(3), iswctype(3)

Colophon

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Referenced By

isalpha(3), iswctype(3).

2015-08-08 GNU Linux Programmer's Manual