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_mbctohira, _mbctohira_l, _mbctokata, _mbctokata_l


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Converts between hiragana and katakana characters.

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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.

_mbctohira,_mbctohira_lMultibyte katakana to multibyte hiragana.
_mbctokata,_mbctokata_lMultibyte 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.

RoutineRequired header

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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