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.




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