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_mbctohira, _mbctohira_l, _mbctokata, _mbctokata_l

Converts between hiragana and katakana characters.

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
);

c

Multibyte character to convert.

locale

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.

Routines

Converts

_mbctohira,_mbctohira_l

Multibyte katakana to multibyte hiragana.

_mbctokata,_mbctokata_l

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 without the _l suffix use the current locale for this locale-dependent behavior; the versions with the _l suffix are identical except that they use the locale parameter passed in instead. For more information, see Locale.

In previous versions, _mbctohira was called jtohira and _mbctokata was called jtokata. For new code, use the new names instead.

Routine

Required header

_mbctohira

<mbstring.h>

_mbctohira_l

<mbstring.h>

_mbctokata

<mbstring.h>

_mbctokata_l

<mbstring.h>

For more compatibility information, see Compatibility in the Introduction.

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

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