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NAME

iswlower - test for lowercase wide character

SYNOPSIS

#include <wctype.h>

int iswlower(wint_t wc);

DESCRIPTION

The iswlower() function is the wide-character equivalent of the islower(3) function. It tests whether wc is a wide character belonging to the wide-character class "lower".
The wide-character class "lower" is a subclass of the wide-character class "alpha", and therefore also a subclass of the wide-character class "alnum", 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 "lower" is disjoint from the wide-character class "cntrl".
Being a subclass of the wide-character class "graph", the wide-character class "lower" 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 "lower" is disjoint from the wide-character class "punct".
Being a subclass of the wide-character class "alpha", the wide-character class "lower" is disjoint from the wide-character class "digit".
The wide-character class "lower" contains at least those characters wc which are equal to towlower(wc) and different from towupper(wc).
The wide-character class "lower" always contains at least the letters \(aqa\(aq to \(aqz\(aq.

RETURN VALUE

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

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
Interface Attribute Value
Thread safety MT-Safe locale

CONFORMING TO

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

NOTES

The behavior of iswlower() depends on the LC_CTYPE category of the current locale.
This function is not very appropriate for dealing with Unicode characters, because Unicode knows about three cases: upper, lower and title case.

COLOPHON

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