Java.lang.Character.isMirrored() Method



The java.lang.Character.isMirrored(char ch) determines whether the character is mirrored according to the Unicode specification. Mirrored characters should have their glyphs horizontally mirrored when displayed in text that is right-to-left.

For example, '\u0028' LEFT PARENTHESIS is semantically defined to be an opening parenthesis. This will appear as a "(" in text that is left-to-right but as a ")" in text that is right-to-left.


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

public static boolean isMirrored(char ch)


  • ch - char for which the mirrored property is requested

Return Value

This method returns true if the char is mirrored, false if the char is not mirrored or is not defined.


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

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class CharacterDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      // create 2 char primitives ch1, ch2
      char ch1, ch2;

      // assign values to ch1, ch2
      ch1 = '}';
      ch2 = '^';

      // create 2 boolean primitives b1, b2
      boolean b1, b2;

      // check if ch1, ch2 are mirrored and assign results to b1, b2
      b1 = Character.isMirrored(ch1);
      b2 = Character.isMirrored(ch2);

      String str1 = ch1 + " is a mirrored character is " + b1;
      String str2 = ch2 + " is a mirrored character is " + b2;

      // print b1, b2 values
      System.out.println( str1 );
      System.out.println( str2 );

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

} is a mirrored character is true
^ is a mirrored character is false