Java.lang.Character.isSpaceChar() Method



The java.lang.Character.isSpaceChar(int codePoint) determines if the specified character (Unicode code point) is a Unicode space character. A character is considered to be a space character if and only if it is specified to be a space character by the Unicode Standard.

This method returns true if the character's general category type is any of the following:



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

public static boolean isSpaceChar(int codePoint)


  • codePoint - the character (Unicode code point) to be tested

Return Value

This method returns true if the character is a space character, false otherwise.


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

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class CharacterDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      // create 2 int primitives cp1, cp2
      int cp1, cp2;

      // assign values to cp1, cp2
      cp1 = 0x2029; // PARAGRAPH_SEPARATOR
      cp2 = 0x1010;

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

       *  check if cp1, cp2 represent space characters
       *  and assign results to b1, b2
      b1 = Character.isSpaceChar(cp1);
      b2 = Character.isSpaceChar(cp2);

      String str1 = "cp1 represents a space character is " + b1;
      String str2 = "cp2 represents a space 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:

cp1 represents a space character is true
cp2 represents a space character is false