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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(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).

       ┌──────────┬───────────────┬────────────────┐
       │InterfaceAttributeValue          │
       ├──────────┼───────────────┼────────────────┤
       │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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