tolower, tolower_l - transliterate uppercase characters to lowercase
int tolower(int c);
[CX] int tolower_l(int c, locale_t locale);
For tolower(): [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 tolower() [CX] and tolower_l() functions have as a domain a type int, the value of which is representable as an unsigned char or the value of EOF. If the argument has any other value, the behavior is undefined. If the argument of tolower() [CX] or tolower_l() represents an uppercase letter, and there exists a corresponding lowercase letter as defined by character type information in the program locale [CX] or in the locale represented by locale, respectively (category LC_CTYPE ), the result shall be the corresponding lowercase letter. All other arguments in the domain are returned unchanged.
Upon successful completion, the tolower() [CX] and tolower_l() functions shall return the lowercase letter corresponding to the argument passed; otherwise, they shall return the argument unchanged.
The tolower_l() function may fail if:
- [CX] locale is not a valid locale object handle.
setlocale , uselocale
XBD Locale , <ctype.h> , <locale.h>
First released in Issue 1. Derived from Issue 1 of the SVID.
Extensions beyond the ISO C standard are marked.
The tolower_l() function is added from The Open Group Technical Standard, 2006, Extended API Set Part 4.
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