Python does not support a character type; these are treated as strings of length one, thus also considered a substring.
To access substrings, use the square brackets for slicing along with the index or indices to obtain your substring. For example −
#!/usr/bin/python var1 = 'Hello World!' var2 = "Python Programming" print "var1: ", var1 print "var2[1:5]: ", var2[1:5]
When the above code is executed, it produces the following result −
var1: H var2[1:5]: ytho