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iswcntrl

Defined in header <wctype.h>
int iswcntrl( wint_t ch );
(since C95)

Checks if the given wide character is a control character, i.e. codes 0x00-0x1F and 0x7F and any control characters specific to the current locale.

Parameters

ch - wide character

Return value

Non-zero value if the wide character is a control character, zero otherwise.

Example

#include <stdio.h>
#include <wchar.h>
#include <wctype.h>
#include <locale.h>
 
int main(void)
{
    wchar_t c = L'\u2028'; // the Unicode character "line separator"
    printf("in the default locale, iswcntrl(%#x) = %d\n", c, !!iswcntrl(c));
    setlocale(LC_ALL, "en_US.utf8");
    printf("in Unicode locale, iswcntrl(%#x) = %d\n", c, !!iswcntrl(c));
}

Output:

in the default locale, iswcntrl(0x2028) = 0
in Unicode locale, iswcntrl(0x2028) = 1

References

  • C11 standard (ISO/IEC 9899:2011):
    • 7.30.2.1.4 The iswcntrl function (p: 449)
  • C99 standard (ISO/IEC 9899:1999):
    • 7.25.2.1.4 The iswcntrl function (p: 395)

See also

checks if a character is a control character
(function)
C++ documentation for iswcntrl
ASCII values
(hex)
characters

iscntrl
iswcntrl.

isprint
iswprint.

isspace
iswspace.

isblank
iswblank.

isgraph
iswgraph.

ispunct
iswpunct.

isalnum
iswalnum.

isalpha
iswalpha.

isupper
iswupper.

islower
iswlower.

isdigit
iswdigit.

isxdigit
iswxdigit.

0 - 8 0x00-0x08 control codes (NUL, etc.) ≠0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 0x09 tab (\t) ≠0 0 ≠0 ≠0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 - 13 0x0A-0x0D whitespaces (\n,\v,\f,\r) ≠0 0 ≠0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 - 31 0x0E-0x1F control codes ≠0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 0x20 space 0 ≠0 ≠0 ≠0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 - 47 0x21-0x2F !"#$%&'()*+,-./ 0 ≠0 0 0 ≠0 ≠0 0 0 0 0 0 0
48 - 57 0x30-0x39 0123456789 0 ≠0 0 0 ≠0 0 ≠0 0 0 0 ≠0 ≠0
58 - 64 0x3a-0x40 :;<=>[email protected] 0 ≠0 0 0 ≠0 ≠0 0 0 0 0 0 0
65 - 70 0x41-0x46 ABCDEF 0 ≠0 0 0 ≠0 0 ≠0 ≠0 ≠0 0 0 ≠0
71 - 90 0x47-0x5A GHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0 ≠0 0 0 ≠0 0 ≠0 ≠0 ≠0 0 0 0
91 - 96 0x5B-0x60 [\]^_` 0 ≠0 0 0 ≠0 ≠0 0 0 0 0 0 0
97 -102 0x61-0x66 abcdef 0 ≠0 0 0 ≠0 0 ≠0 ≠0 0 ≠0 0 ≠0
103-122 0x67-0x7A ghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0 ≠0 0 0 ≠0 0 ≠0 ≠0 0 ≠0 0 0
123-126 0x7B-0x7E {|}~ 0 ≠0 0 0 ≠0 ≠0 0 0 0 0 0 0
127 0x7F backspace character (DEL) ≠0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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