isascii()

Test a character to see if it's a 7-bit ASCII character

Synopsis:

#include <ctype.h>

int isascii( int c );

Arguments:

c
The character you want to test.

Library:

libc

Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.

Description:

The isascii() function tests for an ASCII character (in the range 0 to 127).

Returns:

Nonzero if c is an ASCII character; otherwise, zero.

Examples:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <ctype.h>

char the_chars[] = { 'A', 0x80, 'Z' };

#define SIZE sizeof( the_chars ) / sizeof( char )

int main( void )
{
    int i;

    for( i = 0; i < SIZE; i++ ) {
        if( isascii( the_chars[i] ) ) {
            printf( "Char %c is an ASCII character\n",
                the_chars[i] );
        } else {
            printf( "Char %c is not an ASCII character\n",
                the_chars[i] );
        }
    }
    
    return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

produces the output:

Char A is an ASCII character
Char   is not an ASCII character
Char Z is an ASCII character

Classification:

POSIX 1003.1 XSI

Safety:  
Cancellation point No
Interrupt handler Yes
Signal handler Yes
Thread Yes

Last modified: 2013-12-23

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