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unumsys.h File Reference

C API: UNumberingSystem, information about numbering systems. More...

#include "unicode/utypes.h"
#include "unicode/uenum.h"
#include "unicode/localpointer.h"

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Namespaces

 icu
 File coll.h.
 

Typedefs

typedef struct UNumberingSystem UNumberingSystem
 C typedef for struct UNumberingSystem. More...
 

Functions

UNumberingSystemunumsys_open (const char *locale, UErrorCode *status)
 Opens a UNumberingSystem object using the default numbering system for the specified locale. More...
 
UNumberingSystemunumsys_openByName (const char *name, UErrorCode *status)
 Opens a UNumberingSystem object using the name of one of the predefined numbering systems specified by CLDR and known to ICU, such as "latn", "arabext", or "hanidec"; the full list is returned by unumsys_openAvailableNames. More...
 
void unumsys_close (UNumberingSystem *unumsys)
 Close a UNumberingSystem object. More...
 
UEnumerationunumsys_openAvailableNames (UErrorCode *status)
 Returns an enumeration over the names of all of the predefined numbering systems known to ICU. More...
 
const char * unumsys_getName (const UNumberingSystem *unumsys)
 Returns the name of the specified UNumberingSystem object (if it is one of the predefined names known to ICU). More...
 
UBool unumsys_isAlgorithmic (const UNumberingSystem *unumsys)
 Returns whether the given UNumberingSystem object is for an algorithmic (not purely positional) system. More...
 
int32_t unumsys_getRadix (const UNumberingSystem *unumsys)
 Returns the radix of the specified UNumberingSystem object. More...
 
int32_t unumsys_getDescription (const UNumberingSystem *unumsys, UChar *result, int32_t resultLength, UErrorCode *status)
 Get the description string of the specified UNumberingSystem object. More...
 

Detailed Description

C API: UNumberingSystem, information about numbering systems.

Defines numbering systems. A numbering system describes the scheme by which numbers are to be presented to the end user. In its simplest form, a numbering system describes the set of digit characters that are to be used to display numbers, such as Western digits, Thai digits, Arabic-Indic digits, etc., in a positional numbering system with a specified radix (typically 10). More complicated numbering systems are algorithmic in nature, and require use of an RBNF formatter (rule based number formatter), in order to calculate the characters to be displayed for a given number. Examples of algorithmic numbering systems include Roman numerals, Chinese numerals, and Hebrew numerals. Formatting rules for many commonly used numbering systems are included in the ICU package, based on the numbering system rules defined in CLDR. Alternate numbering systems can be specified to a locale by using the numbers locale keyword.

Definition in file unumsys.h.

Typedef Documentation

§ UNumberingSystem

C typedef for struct UNumberingSystem.

Stable:
ICU 52

Definition at line 44 of file unumsys.h.

Function Documentation

§ unumsys_close()

void unumsys_close ( UNumberingSystem unumsys)

Close a UNumberingSystem object.

Once closed it may no longer be used.

Parameters
unumsysThe UNumberingSystem object to close.
Stable:
ICU 52

§ unumsys_getDescription()

int32_t unumsys_getDescription ( const UNumberingSystem unumsys,
UChar result,
int32_t  resultLength,
UErrorCode status 
)

Get the description string of the specified UNumberingSystem object.

For simple positional systems this is the ordered string of digits (with length matching the radix), e.g. "\u3007\u4E00\u4E8C\u4E09\u56DB\u4E94\u516D\u4E03\u516B\u4E5D" for "hanidec"; it would be "0123456789ABCDEF" for hexadecimal. For algorithmic systems this is the name of the RBNF ruleset used for formatting, e.g. "zh/SpelloutRules/%spellout-cardinal" for "hans" or "%greek-upper" for "grek".

Parameters
unumsysThe UNumberingSystem whose description string is desired.
resultA pointer to a buffer to receive the description string.
resultLengthThe maximum size of result.
statusA pointer to a UErrorCode to receive any errors.
Returns
The total buffer size needed; if greater than resultLength, the output was truncated.
Stable:
ICU 52

§ unumsys_getName()

const char* unumsys_getName ( const UNumberingSystem unumsys)

Returns the name of the specified UNumberingSystem object (if it is one of the predefined names known to ICU).

Parameters
unumsysThe UNumberingSystem whose name is desired.
Returns
A pointer to the name of the specified UNumberingSystem object, or NULL if the name is not one of the ICU predefined names. The pointer is only valid for the lifetime of the UNumberingSystem object.
Stable:
ICU 52

§ unumsys_getRadix()

int32_t unumsys_getRadix ( const UNumberingSystem unumsys)

Returns the radix of the specified UNumberingSystem object.

Simple positional numbering systems typically have radix 10, but might have a radix of e.g. 16 for hexadecimal. The radix is less well-defined for non-positional algorithmic systems.

Parameters
unumsysThe UNumberingSystem whose radix is desired.
Returns
The radix of the specified UNumberingSystem object.
Stable:
ICU 52

§ unumsys_isAlgorithmic()

UBool unumsys_isAlgorithmic ( const UNumberingSystem unumsys)

Returns whether the given UNumberingSystem object is for an algorithmic (not purely positional) system.

Parameters
unumsysThe UNumberingSystem whose algorithmic status is desired.
Returns
TRUE if the specified UNumberingSystem object is for an algorithmic system.
Stable:
ICU 52

§ unumsys_open()

UNumberingSystem* unumsys_open ( const char *  locale,
UErrorCode status 
)

Opens a UNumberingSystem object using the default numbering system for the specified locale.

Parameters
localeThe locale for which the default numbering system should be opened.
statusA pointer to a UErrorCode to receive any errors. For example, this may be U_UNSUPPORTED_ERROR for a locale such as "en@numbers=xyz" that specifies a numbering system unknown to ICU.
Returns
A UNumberingSystem for the specified locale, or NULL if an error occurred.
Stable:
ICU 52

§ unumsys_openAvailableNames()

UEnumeration* unumsys_openAvailableNames ( UErrorCode status)

Returns an enumeration over the names of all of the predefined numbering systems known to ICU.

Parameters
statusA pointer to a UErrorCode to receive any errors.
Returns
A pointer to a UEnumeration that must be closed with uenum_close(), or NULL if an error occurred.
Stable:
ICU 52

§ unumsys_openByName()

UNumberingSystem* unumsys_openByName ( const char *  name,
UErrorCode status 
)

Opens a UNumberingSystem object using the name of one of the predefined numbering systems specified by CLDR and known to ICU, such as "latn", "arabext", or "hanidec"; the full list is returned by unumsys_openAvailableNames.

Note that some of the names listed at http://unicode.org/repos/cldr/tags/latest/common/bcp47/number.xml - e.g. default, native, traditional, finance - do not identify specific numbering systems, but rather key values that may only be used as part of a locale, which in turn defines how they are mapped to a specific numbering system such as "latn" or "hant".

Parameters
nameThe name of the numbering system for which a UNumberingSystem object should be opened.
statusA pointer to a UErrorCode to receive any errors. For example, this may be U_UNSUPPORTED_ERROR for a numbering system such as "xyz" that is unknown to ICU.
Returns
A UNumberingSystem for the specified name, or NULL if an error occurred.
Stable:
ICU 52