java.lang.Character getType(int codePoint)


The Character.getType(int codePoint) java method returns a value indicating a character’s general category.

The getType(int codePoint) method of Character class is static thus it should be accessed statically which means the we would be calling this method in this format:

Character.getType(int codePoint)

Non static method is usually called by just declaring method_name(argument) however in this case since the method is static, it should be called by appending the class name as suffix. We will be encountering a compilation problem if we call the java getType() method non statically.

Method Syntax

public static int getType(int codePoint))

Method Argument

Data Type Parameter Description
int codePoint the character (Unicode code point) to be tested.

Method Returns

The getType(int codePoint) method of Character class returns a value of type int representing the character’s general category.


Requires Java 1.5 and up

Java Character getType(int codePoint) Example

Below is a simple java example on the usage of getType(int codePoint) method of Character class.


 * This example source code demonstrates the use of 
 * getType(int codePoint) method of Character class.

public class CharacterGetTypeCodepointExample {

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		// initialize a codepoint
		int codepoint = 65;

		// convert codepoint to char
		char ch = (char) codepoint;

		// get a value indicating a character's general category
		int result = Character.getType(codepoint);

		// print the result
		System.out.println("character " + ch 
				+ " general category is " + result);

		// please refer to Character constants 


Sample Output

Below is the sample output when you run the above example.

java Character getType(int codePoint) example output