_ismbbkprint, _ismbbkprint_l

Determines whether a particular multibyte character is a punctuation symbol.

int _ismbbkprint(
   unsigned int c 
int _ismbbkprint_l(
   unsigned int c,
   _locale_t locale


  • c
    Integer to be tested.

  • locale
    Locale to use.

Return Value

_ismbbkprint returns a nonzero value if the integer c is a non-ASCII text or non-ASCII punctuation symbol or 0 if it is not. For example, in code page 932 only, _ismbbkprint tests for katakana alphanumeric or katakana punctuation (range: 0xA1 – 0xDF). _ismbbkprint uses the current locale for locale-dependent character settings. _ismbbkprint_l is identical except that it uses the locale passed in. For more information, see Locale.



Required header





For more compatibility information, see Compatibility in the Introduction.

.NET Framework Equivalent

Not applicable. To call the standard C function, use PInvoke. For more information, see Platform Invoke Examples.

See Also


Byte Classification

_ismbb Routines