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islower, iswlower, _islower_l, _iswlower_l 

Determines if a particular character is in lower case.


int islower(
   int c 
);
int iswlower(
   wint_t c 
);
int islower_l(
   int c,
   _locale_t locale
);
int _iswlower_l(
   wint_t c,
   _locale_t locale
);

Parameters

c

Integer to test.

locale

Locale to use.

Each of these routines returns nonzero if c is a particular representation of a lowercase character. islower returns a nonzero value if c is a lowercase character (a – z). iswlower returns a nonzero value if c is a wide character that corresponds to a lowercase letter, or if c is one of an implementation-defined set of wide characters for which none of iswcntrl, iswdigit, iswpunct, or iswspace is nonzero. Each of these routines returns 0 if c does not satisfy the test condition.

When used with a debug CRT library, islower will display a CRT assert if passed a parameter that is not EOF or in the range of 0 through 0xFF. When used with a debug CRT library, islower will use the parameter as an index into an array, with undefined results if the parameter is not EOF or in the range of 0 through 0xFF.

The versions of these functions with the _l suffix are identical except that they use the locale passed in instead of the current locale for their locale-dependent behavior.

Generic-Text Routine Mappings
TCHAR.H routine _UNICODE & _MBCS not defined _MBCS defined _UNICODE defined

_istlower

islower

_ismbclower

iswlower

_istlower_l

_islower _l

_ismbclower_l

_liswlower_l

Routine Required header Compatibility

islower

<ctype.h>

ANSI, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003

iswlower

<ctype.h> or <wchar.h>

ANSI, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003

_islower_l

<ctype.h>

Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003

_swlower_l

<ctype.h> or <wchar.h>

Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003

For additional compatibility information, see Compatibility in the Introduction.

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