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The C <ctype.h> isupper() function is used to check if the given character is an uppercase letter. In the default "C" locale, the following are the uppercase letters: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. Other locales may consider a different selection of characters as uppercase characters.

Syntax

int isupper ( int ch );               

Parameters

ch Specify the character to be checked, casted to an int, or EOF.

Return Value

Returns non-zero value (i.e, true) if ch is a uppercase letter, else returns zero (i.e, false).

Example:

The below example shows the usage of isupper() function.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <ctype.h>
 
int main (){
  char str[50] = "99HEllo";

  //counting the number of uppercase
  //characters in str
  int i = 0, count = 0;
  while(str[i]) {
    if(isupper(str[i]))
      count++;
    i++;
  }

  //displaying the output
  printf("%s contains %d uppercase letters.", str, count);  
  return 0;
}

The output of the above code will be:

99HEllo contains 2 uppercase letters.

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