Defined in header <locale>
template< class charT >
bool isprint( charT ch, const locale& loc );

Checks if the given character classified as a printable character (including space) by the given locale's std::ctype facet.


ch - character
loc - locale

Return value

Returns true if the character is classified as printable, false otherwise.

Possible implementation

template< class charT >
bool isprint( charT ch, const std::locale& loc ) {
    return std::use_facet<std::ctype<charT>>(loc).is(std::ctype_base::print, ch);


Demonstrates the use of isprint() with different locales (OS-specific).

#include <iostream>
#include <locale>
int main()
    const wchar_t c = L'\u2122'; // trademark sign
    std::locale loc1("C");
    std::cout << "isprint('™', C locale) returned "
               << std::boolalpha << std::isprint(c, loc1) << '\n';
    std::locale loc2("en_US.UTF-8");
    std::cout << "isprint('™', Unicode locale) returned "
              << std::boolalpha << std::isprint(c, loc2) << '\n';


isprint('™', C locale) returned false
isprint('™', Unicode locale) returned true

See also

checks if a character is a printing character
checks if a wide character is a printing character

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