Java.lang.Character.equals() Method



The java.lang.Character.equals(Object obj) compares this object against the specified object. The result is true if and only if the argument is not null and is a Character object that represents the same char value as this object.


Following is the declaration for java.lang.Character.equals() method

public boolean equals(Object obj)


equals in class Object


  • obj - the object to compare with

Return Value

This method returns true if the objects are the same, false otherwise.


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The following example shows the usage of lang.Character.equals() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class CharacterDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      // create 2 Character objects c1, c2
      Character c1, c2;

      // create a boolean primitive res
      boolean res;

      // assign values to c1, c2
      c1 = new Character('a');
      c2 = new Character('A');

      // assign the result of equals method on c1, c2 to res
      res = c1.equals(c2);

      String str = c1+ " and " + c2 + " are equal is " + res;

      // print res value
      System.out.println( str );

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

a and A are equal is false