The Single UNIX ® Specification, Version 2
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isalpha - test for an alphabetic character


#include <ctype.h>

int isalpha(int c);


The isalpha() function tests whether c is a character of class alpha in the program's current locale, see the XBD specification, Locale .

In all cases c is an int, the value of which must be representable as an unsigned char or must equal the value of the macro EOF. If the argument has any other value, the behaviour is undefined.


The isalpha() function returns non-zero if c is an alphabetic character; otherwise it returns 0.


No errors are defined.




To ensure application portability, especially across natural languages, only this function and those listed in the SEE ALSO section should be used for character classification.




isalnum(), iscntrl(), isdigit(), isgraph(), islower(), isprint(), ispunct(), isspace(), isupper(), isxdigit(), setlocale(), <ctype.h>, <stdio.h>, the XBD specification, Locale .


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