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TOASCII

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2009-03-15
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NAME

toascii - convert character to ASCII  

SYNOPSIS

#include <ctype.h>

int toascii(int c);

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

toascii(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE  

DESCRIPTION

toascii() converts c to a 7-bit unsigned char value that fits into the ASCII character set, by clearing the high-order bits.  

RETURN VALUE

The value returned is that of the converted character.  

CONFORMING TO

SVr4, BSD, POSIX.1-2001. POSIX.1-2008 marks toascii() as obsolete, noting that it cannot be use portably in a localized application.  

BUGS

Many people will be unhappy if you use this function. This function will convert accented letters into random characters.  

SEE ALSO

isascii(3), tolower(3), toupper(3)  

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.21 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
CONFORMING TO
BUGS
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

 

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