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_mbctohira, _mbctohira_l, _mbctokata, _mbctokata_l
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_mbctohira, _mbctohira_l, _mbctokata, _mbctokata_l

Converts between hiragana and katakana characters.

Important note Important

This API cannot be used in applications that execute in the Windows Runtime. For more information, see CRT functions not supported with /ZW.

unsigned int _mbctohira(
   unsigned int c 
unsigned int _mbctohira_l(
   unsigned int c,
   _locale_t locale
unsigned int _mbctokata(
   unsigned int c 
unsigned int _mbctokata_l(
   unsigned int c,
   _locale_t locale


Multibyte character to convert.


Locale to use.

Each of these functions returns the converted character c, if possible. Otherwise it returns the character c unchanged.

The _mbctohira and _mbctokata functions test a character c and, if possible, apply one of the following conversions.




Multibyte katakana to multibyte hiragana.


Multibyte hiragana to multibyte katakana.

The output value is affected by the setting of the LC_CTYPE category setting of the locale; see setlocale for more information. The versions of these functions are identical, except that the ones that don't have the _l suffix use the current locale for this locale-dependent behavior and the ones that do have the _l suffix instead use the locale parameter that's passed in. For more information, see Locale.

In earlier versions, _mbctohira was named jtohira and _mbctokata was named jtokata. For new code, use the new names.


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For more compatibility information, see Compatibility.

Not applicable. To call the standard C function, use PInvoke. For more information, see Platform Invoke Examples.

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