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Ascertains whether a given wide character is a lowercase letter

#include <wctype.h>
int iswlower ( wint_t wc  );

The iswlower( ) function is the wide-character version of the islower( ) character classification function. It tests whether its character argument is a lowercase letter. If the character is a lowercase letter, islower( ) returns a nonzero value (that is, TRue); if not, the function returns 0 (false).

Which characters are letters and which letters are lowercase both depend on the current locale setting for the category LC_CTYPE, which you can query or change using the setlocale( ) function. For some locale-specific characters, both iswupper( ) and iswlower( ) may return true, or both may return false even though iswalpha( ) returns true. However, iswlower( ) is mutually exclusive with iswcntrl( ), iswdigit( ), iswpunct( ), and iswspace( ) in all locales.


See the example for iswalpha( ) in this chapter.

See Also

iswupper( ), iswalpha( ); the corresponding function for byte characters, islower( ); the extensible wide-character classification function, iswctype( ); iswalnum( ), iswblank( ), iswcntrl( ), iswdigit( ), iswgraph( ), iswprint( ), iswpunct( ), iswspace( ), iswxdigit( ), setlocale( )

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