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ISLOWER(3)		 BSD Library Functions Manual		    ISLOWER(3)

NAME
     islower — lower-case character test

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <ctype.h>

     int
     islower(int c);

DESCRIPTION
     The islower() function tests for any lower-case letters.  The value of
     the argument must be representable as an unsigned char or the value of
     EOF.

     In the ASCII character set, this includes the following characters (with
     their numeric values shown in octal):

     141 ``a''	   142 ``b''	 143 ``c''     144 ``d''     145 ``e''
     146 ``f''	   147 ``g''	 150 ``h''     151 ``i''     152 ``j''
     153 ``k''	   154 ``l''	 155 ``m''     156 ``n''     157 ``o''
     160 ``p''	   161 ``q''	 162 ``r''     163 ``s''     164 ``t''
     165 ``u''	   166 ``v''	 167 ``w''     170 ``x''     171 ``y''
     172 ``z''

RETURN VALUES
     The islower() function returns zero if the character tests false and
     returns non-zero if the character tests true.

COMPATIBILITY
     The 4.4BSD extension of accepting arguments outside of the range of the
     unsigned char type in locales with large character sets is considered
     obsolete and may not be supported in future releases.  The iswlower()
     function should be used instead.

SEE ALSO
     ctype(3), iswlower(3), tolower(3), ascii(7)

STANDARDS
     The islower() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9899:1990 (“ISO C90”).

BSD				 July 17, 2005				   BSD
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