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9.422 isalpha

POSIX specification:
http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/functions/isalpha.html

Gnulib module: —

Portability problems fixed by Gnulib:

Portability problems not fixed by Gnulib:

Note: This function's behaviour depends on the locale, but does not support the multibyte characters that occur in strings in locales with MB_CUR_MAX > 1 (this includes all the common UTF-8 locales). There are four alternative APIs:

c_isalpha
This function operates in a locale independent way and returns true only for ASCII characters. It is provided by the Gnulib module ‘c-ctype’.
iswalpha
This function operates in a locale dependent way, on wide characters. In order to use it, you first have to convert from multibyte to wide characters, using the mbrtowc function. It is provided by the Gnulib module ‘wctype’.
mb_isalpha
This function operates in a locale dependent way, on multibyte characters. It is provided by the Gnulib module ‘mbchar’.
uc_is_alpha
This function operates in a locale independent way, on Unicode characters. It is provided by the Gnulib module ‘unictype/ctype-alpha’.