Java.lang.Character Class

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Introduction

The java.lang.Character class wraps a value of the primitive type char in an object. An object of type Character contains a single field whose type is char.

Class declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.Character class:

public final class Character
   extends Object
      implements Serializable, Comparable<Character>

Field

Following are the fields for java.lang.Character class:

  • static byte COMBINING_SPACING_MARK -- This is the General category "Mc" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte CONNECTOR_PUNCTUATION -- This is the General category "Pc" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte CONTROL -- This is the General category "Cc" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte CURRENCY_SYMBOL -- This is the General category "Sc" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DASH_PUNCTUATION -- This is the General category "Pd" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DECIMAL_DIGIT_NUMBER -- This is the General category "Nd" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_ARABIC_NUMBER -- This is the Weak bidirectional character type "AN" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_BOUNDARY_NEUTRAL -- This is the Weak bidirectional character type "BN" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_COMMON_NUMBER_SEPARATOR -- This is the Weak bidirectional character type "CS" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_EUROPEAN_NUMBER -- This is the Weak bidirectional character type "EN" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_EUROPEAN_NUMBER_SEPARATOR -- This is the Weak bidirectional character type "ES" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_EUROPEAN_NUMBER_TERMINATOR -- This is the Weak bidirectional character type "ET" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_LEFT_TO_RIGHT -- This is the Strong bidirectional character type "L" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_LEFT_TO_RIGHT_EMBEDDING -- This is the Strong bidirectional character type "LRE" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_LEFT_TO_RIGHT_OVERRIDE -- This is the Strong bidirectional character type "LRO" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_NONSPACING_MARK -- This is the Weak bidirectional character type "NSM" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_OTHER_NEUTRALS -- This is the Neutral bidirectional character type "ON" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_PARAGRAPH_SEPARATOR -- This is the Neutral bidirectional character type "B" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_POP_DIRECTIONAL_FORMAT -- This is the Weak bidirectional character type "PDF" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_RIGHT_TO_LEFT -- This is the Strong bidirectional character type "R" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_RIGHT_TO_LEFT_ARABIC -- This is the Strong bidirectional character type "AL" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_RIGHT_TO_LEFT_EMBEDDING -- This is the Strong bidirectional character type "RLE" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_RIGHT_TO_LEFT_OVERRIDE -- This is the Strong bidirectional character type "RLO" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_SEGMENT_SEPARATOR -- This is the Neutral bidirectional character type "S" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_UNDEFINED -- This is the Undefined bidirectional character type.

  • static byte DIRECTIONALITY_WHITESPACE -- This is the Neutral bidirectional character type "WS" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte ENCLOSING_MARK -- This is the General category "Me" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte END_PUNCTUATION -- This is the General category "Pe" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte FINAL_QUOTE_PUNCTUATION -- This is the General category "Pf" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte FORMAT -- This is the General category "Cf" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte INITIAL_QUOTE_PUNCTUATION -- This is the General category "Pi" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte LETTER_NUMBER -- This is the General category "Nl" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte LINE_SEPARATOR -- This is the General category "Zl" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte LOWERCASE_LETTER -- This is the General category "Ll" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte MATH_SYMBOL -- This is the General category "Sm" in the Unicode specification.

  • static int MAX_CODE_POINT -- This is the maximum value of a Unicode code point.

  • static char MAX_HIGH_SURROGATE -- This is the maximum value of a Unicode high-surrogate code unit in the UTF-16 encoding.

  • static char MAX_LOW_SURROGATE -- This is the maximum value of a Unicode low-surrogate code unit in the UTF-16 encoding.

  • static int MAX_RADIX -- This is the maximum radix available for conversion to and from strings.

  • static char MAX_SURROGATE -- This is the maximum value of a Unicode surrogate code unit in the UTF-16 encoding.

  • static char MAX_VALUE -- This is the constant value of this field is the largest value of type char, '\uFFFF'.

  • static int MIN_CODE_POINT -- This is the minimum value of a Unicode code poin

  • static char MIN_HIGH_SURROGATE -- This is the minimum value of a Unicode high-surrogate code unit in the UTF-16 encoding.

  • static char MIN_LOW_SURROGATE -- This is the minimum value of a Unicode low-surrogate code unit in the UTF-16 encoding.

  • static int MIN_RADIX -- This is the minimum radix available for conversion to and from strings.

  • static int MIN_SUPPLEMENTARY_CODE_POINT -- This is the minimum value of a supplementary code point.

  • static char MIN_SURROGATE -- This is the minimum value of a Unicode surrogate code unit in the UTF-16 encoding.

  • static char MIN_VALUE -- This is the constant value of this field is the smallest value of type char, '\u0000'.

  • static byte MODIFIER_LETTER -- This is the General category "Lm" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte MODIFIER_SYMBOL -- This is the General category "Sk" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte NON_SPACING_MARK -- This is the General category "Mn" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte OTHER_LETTER -- This is the General category "Lo" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte OTHER_NUMBER -- This is the General category "No" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte OTHER_PUNCTUATION -- This is the General category "Po" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte OTHER_SYMBOL -- This is the General category "So" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte PARAGRAPH_SEPARATOR -- This is the General category "Zp" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte PRIVATE_USE -- This is the General category "Co" in the Unicode specification.

  • static int SIZE -- This is the number of bits used to represent a char value in unsigned binary form.

  • static byte SPACE_SEPARATOR -- This is the General category "Zs" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte START_PUNCTUATION -- This is the General category "Ps" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte SURROGATE -- This is the General category "Cs" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte TITLECASE_LETTER -- This is the General category "Lt" in the Unicode specification.

  • static Class<Character> TYPE -- This is the Class instance representing the primitive type char.

  • static byte UNASSIGNED -- This is the General category "Cn" in the Unicode specification.

  • static byte UPPERCASE_LETTER -- This is the General category "Lu" in the Unicode specification.

Class constructors

S.N.Constructor & Description
1Character(char value)
This constructs a newly allocated Character object that represents the specified char value.

Class methods

S.N.Method & Description
1 static int charCount(int codePoint)
This method determines the number of char values needed to represent the specified character (Unicode code point).
2 char charValue()
This method returns the value of this Character object.
3 static int codePointAt(char[] a, int index)
This method returns the code point at the given index of the char array.
4 static int codePointAt(char[] a, int index, int limit)
This method returns the code point at the given index of the char array, where only array elements with index less than limit can be used.
5 static int codePointAt(CharSequence seq, int index)
This method returns the code point at the given index of the CharSequence.
6 static int codePointBefore(char[] a, int index)
This method returns the code point preceding the given index of the char array.
7static int codePointBefore(char[] a, int index, int start)
This method returns the code point preceding the given index of the char array, where only array elements with index greater than or equal to start can be used.
8 static int codePointBefore(CharSequence seq, int index)
This method returns the code point preceding the given index of the CharSequence.
9 static int codePointCount(char[] a, int offset, int count)
This method returns the number of Unicode code points in a subarray of the char array argument
10 static int codePointCount(CharSequence seq, int beginIndex, int endIndex)
This method returns the number of Unicode code points in the text range of the specified char sequence.
11 int compareTo(Character anotherCharacter)
This method compares two Character objects numerically.
12static int digit(char ch, int radix)
This method returns the numeric value of the character ch in the specified radix.
13 static int digit(int codePoint, int radix)
This method returns the numeric value of the specified character (Unicode code point) in the specified radix.
14 boolean equals(Object obj)
This method compares this object against the specified object
15 static char forDigit(int digit, int radix)
This method determines the character representation for a specific digit in the specified radix.
16static byte getDirectionality(char ch)
This method returns the Unicode directionality property for the given character.
17 static byte getDirectionality(int codePoint)
This method returns the Unicode directionality property for the given character (Unicode code point).
18 static int getNumericValue(char ch)
This method returns the int value that the specified Unicode character represents.
19 static int getNumericValue(int codePoint)
This method returns the int value that the specified character (Unicode code point) represents.
20 static int getType(char ch)
This method returns a value indicating a character's general category.
21 static int getType(int codePoint)
This method returns a value indicating a character's general category.
22 int hashCode()
This method returns a hash code for this Character.
23 static boolean isDefined(char ch)
This method determines if a character is defined in Unicode.
24 static boolean isDefined(int codePoint)
This method determines if a character (Unicode code point) is defined in Unicode.
25static boolean isDigit(char ch)
This method determines if the specified character is a digit.
26 static boolean isDigit(int codePoint)
This method determines if the specified character (Unicode code point) is a digit.
27 static boolean isHighSurrogate(char ch)
This method determines if the given char value is a high-surrogate code unit (also known as leading-surrogate code unit).
28static boolean isIdentifierIgnorable(char ch)
This method determines if the specified character should be regarded as an ignorable character in a Java identifier or a Unicode identifier.
29 static boolean isIdentifierIgnorable(int codePoint)
This method determines if the specified character (Unicode code point) should be regarded as an ignorable character in a Java identifier or a Unicode identifier.
30 static boolean isISOControl(char ch)
This method determines if the specified character is an ISO control character.
31 static boolean isISOControl(int codePoint)
This method determines if the referenced character (Unicode code point) is an ISO control character.
32static boolean isJavaIdentifierPart(char ch)
This method determines if the specified character may be part of a Java identifier as other than the first character.
33 static boolean isJavaIdentifierPart(int codePoint)
This method determines if the character (Unicode code point) may be part of a Java identifier as other than the first character.
34 static boolean isJavaIdentifierStart(char ch)
This method determines if the specified character is permissible as the first character in a Java identifier.
35static boolean isJavaIdentifierStart(int codePoint)
This method determines if the character (Unicode code point) is permissible as the first character in a Java identifier.
36static boolean isLetter(char ch)
This method determines if the specified character is a letter.
37 static boolean isLetter(int codePoint)
This method determines if the specified character (Unicode code point) is a letter.
38 static boolean isLetterOrDigit(char ch)
This method determines if the specified character is a letter or digit.
39 static boolean isLetterOrDigit(int codePoint)
This method determines if the specified character (Unicode code point) is a letter or digit.
40 static boolean isLowerCase(char ch)
This method determines if the specified character is a lowercase character.
41 static boolean isLowerCase(int codePoint)
This method determines if the specified character (Unicode code point) is a lowercase character.
42static boolean isLowSurrogate(char ch)
This method determines if the given char value is a low-surrogate code unit (also known as trailing-surrogate code unit).
43 static boolean isMirrored(char ch)
This method determines whether the character is mirrored according to the Unicode specification.
44 static boolean isMirrored(int codePoint)
This method determines whether the specified character (Unicode code point) is mirrored according to the Unicode specification.
45 static boolean isSpaceChar(char ch)
This method determines if the specified character is a Unicode space character.
46static boolean isSpaceChar(int codePoint)
This method determines if the specified character (Unicode code point) is a Unicode space character.
47static boolean isSupplementaryCodePoint(int codePoint)
This method determines whether the specified character (Unicode code point) is in the supplementary character range.
48 static boolean isSurrogatePair(char high, char low)
This method determines whether the specified pair of char values is a valid surrogate pair.
49static boolean isTitleCase(char ch)
This method determines if the specified character is a titlecase character.
50 static boolean isTitleCase(int codePoint)
This method determines if the specified character (Unicode code point) is a titlecase character.
51static boolean isUnicodeIdentifierPart(char ch)
This method determines if the specified character may be part of a Unicode identifier as other than the first character.
52 static boolean isUnicodeIdentifierPart(int codePoint)
This method determines if the specified character (Unicode code point) may be part of a Unicode identifier as other than the first character.
53 static boolean isUnicodeIdentifierStart(char ch)
This method determines if the specified character is permissible as the first character in a Unicode identifier.
54 static boolean isUnicodeIdentifierStart(int codePoint)
This method determines if the specified character (Unicode code point) is permissible as the first character in a Unicode identifier.
55 static boolean isUpperCase(char ch
This method determines if the specified character is an uppercase character.
56static boolean isUpperCase(int codePoint)
This method determines if the specified character (Unicode code point) is an uppercase character.
57static boolean isValidCodePoint(int codePoint)
This method determines whether the specified code point is a valid Unicode code point value in the range of 0x0000 to 0x10FFFF inclusive.
58 static boolean isWhitespace(char ch)
This method determines if the specified character is white space according to Java.
59static boolean isWhitespace(int codePoint)
This method determines if the specified character (Unicode code point) is white space according to Java.
60 static int offsetByCodePoints(char[] a, int start, int count, int index, int codePointOffset)
This method returns the index within the given char subarray that is offset from the given index by codePointOffset code points
61 static int offsetByCodePoints(CharSequence seq, int index, int codePointOffset)
This method returns the index within the given char sequence that is offset from the given index by codePointOffset code points.
62 static char reverseBytes(char ch)
This method returns the value obtained by reversing the order of the bytes in the specified char value.
63 static char[] toChars(int codePoint)
This method converts the specified character (Unicode code point) to its UTF-16 representation stored in a char array.
64 static int toChars(int codePoint, char[] dst, int dstIndex)
This method converts the specified character (Unicode code point) to its UTF-16 representation.
65 static int toCodePoint(char high, char low)
This method converts the specified surrogate pair to its supplementary code point value.
66 static char toLowerCase(char ch)
This method converts the character argument to lowercase using case mapping information from the UnicodeData file.
67 static int toLowerCase(int codePoint)
This method converts the character (Unicode code point) argument to lowercase using case mapping information from the UnicodeData file.
68 String toString()
This method returns a String object representing this Character's value.
69 static String toString(char c)
This method returns a String object representing the specified char.
70 static char toTitleCase(char ch)
This method converts the character argument to titlecase using case mapping information from the UnicodeData file.
71static int toTitleCase(int codePoint)
This method converts the character (Unicode code point) argument to titlecase using case mapping information from the UnicodeData file.
72 static char toUpperCase(char ch)
This method converts the character argument to uppercase using case mapping information from the UnicodeData file.
73static int toUpperCase(int codePoint)
This method converts the character (Unicode code point) argument to uppercase using case mapping information from the UnicodeData file.
74 static Character valueOf(char c)
This method returns a Character instance representing the specified char value.

Methods inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes:

  • java.lang.Object




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