_ismbbkana, _ismbbkana_l

Tests for a katakana symbol and is specific to code page 932.


This API cannot be used in applications that execute in the Windows Runtime. For more information, see CRT functions not supported with /ZW.

int _ismbbkana(
   unsigned int c 
int _ismbbkana_l(
   unsigned int c,
   _locale_t locale


  • c
    Integer to be tested.

  • locale
    Locale to use.

Return Value

_ismbbkana returns a nonzero value if the integer c is a katakana symbol or 0 if it is not. _ismbbkana uses the current locale for locale-dependent character information. _ismbbkana_l is identical except that it uses the locale object 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