java.lang.Character toTitleCase(char ch)


The Character.toTitleCase(char ch) java method converts the character argument to titlecase using case mapping information from the UnicodeData file. If a character has no explicit titlecase mapping and is not itself a titlecase char according to UnicodeData, then the uppercase mapping is returned as an equivalent titlecase mapping. If the char argument is already a titlecase char, the same char value will be returned.

The toTitleCase(char ch) 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.toTitleCase(char ch)

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 toTitleCase() method non statically.

Method Syntax

public static char toTitleCase(char ch)

Method Argument

Data Type Parameter Description
char ch the character to be converted.

Method Returns

The toTitleCase(char ch) method of Character class returns the titlecase equivalent of the character, if any; otherwise, the character itself.


Requires Java 1.0.2 and up

Java Character toTitleCase(char ch) Example

Below is a simple java example on the usage of toTitleCase(char ch) method of Character class.


import java.util.Scanner;

 * This example source code demonstrates the use of 
 * toTitleCase(char ch) method of Character class.

public class CharacterToTitleCaseCharExample {

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		// Ask for user input
		System.out.print("Enter an input:");

		// use scanner to get the user input
		Scanner s = new Scanner(;

		// get a single character
		char[] value = s.nextLine().toCharArray();

		// close the scanner object

		// convert user input to title case
		for(char ch:value){
			char chTitleCase = Character.toTitleCase(ch);
			// print the result
			System.out.println("character "+ch +" Title case is " +chTitleCase);



Sample Output

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

java Character toTitleCase(char ch) example output