Java.lang.Character.isMirrored() Method



The java.lang.Character.isMirrored(int codePoint) determines whether the specified character (Unicode code point) 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(int codePoint)


codePoint − the character (Unicode code point) to be tested

Return Value

This method returns true if the character is mirrored, false if the character 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 int primitives cp1, cp2
      int cp1, cp2;

      // assign values to cp1, cp2
      cp1 = 0x0c01;
      cp2 = 0x003c; // represents <

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

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

      String str1 = "cp1 represents a mirrored character is " + b1;
      String str2 = "cp2 represents 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 −

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