toascii

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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.

ATTRIBUTES
       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

       ┌──────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │Interface Attribute     Value   │
       ├──────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │toascii() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       └──────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘
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 3.53 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/.



GNU                                2009-03-15                         TOASCII(3)