Character Literals

A literal character is represented inside a pair of single quotes.


public class Main {
  public static void main(String[] argv) {
    char ch = 'a';

    System.out.println("ch is " + ch);

  }
}

The output generated by this program is shown here:


ch is a

All of the visible ASCII characters can be directly entered inside the quotes, such as 'a', 'z', and '@'.


public class Main {
  public static void main(String[] argv) {
    char ch = '@';

    System.out.println("ch is " + ch);
    ch = '#';

    System.out.println("ch is " + ch);
    ch = '$';

    System.out.println("ch is " + ch);
    ch = '%';

    System.out.println("ch is " + ch);

  }
}

The output generated by this program is shown here:


ch is @
ch is #
ch is $
ch is %
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