isalpha, isalpha_l - test for an alphabetic character
int isalpha(int c);
[CX] int isalpha_l(int c, locale_t locale);
For isalpha(): [CX] The functionality described on this reference page is aligned with the ISO C standard. Any conflict between the requirements described here and the ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of POSIX.1-2008 defers to the ISO C standard.
The isalpha() [CX] and isalpha_l() functions shall test whether c is a character of class alpha in the current locale of the process, [CX] or in the locale represented by locale, respectively; see XBD Locale .
The c argument is an int, the value of which the application shall ensure is representable as an unsigned char or equal to the value of the macro EOF. If the argument has any other value, the behavior is undefined.
The isalpha() [CX] and isalpha_l() functions shall return non-zero if c is an alphabetic character; otherwise, they shall return 0.
The isalpha_l() function may fail if:
- [CX] locale is not a valid locale object handle.
To ensure applications portability, especially across natural languages, only these functions and the functions in the reference pages listed in the SEE ALSO section should be used for character classification.
isalnum , isblank , iscntrl , isdigit , isgraph , islower , isprint , ispunct , isspace , isupper , isxdigit , setlocale , uselocale
XBD Locale , <ctype.h> , <locale.h> , <stdio.h>
First released in Issue 1. Derived from Issue 1 of the SVID.
The normative text is updated to avoid use of the term "must" for application requirements.
The isalpha_l() function is added from The Open Group Technical Standard, 2006, Extended API Set Part 4.
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