FromCharacterCode

FromCharacterCode[n]
gives a string consisting of the character with integer code n.

FromCharacterCode[{n1,n2,}]
gives a string consisting of the sequence of characters with codes .

FromCharacterCode[{{n11,n12,},{n21,},}]
gives a list of strings.

FromCharacterCode[,"encoding"]
uses the specified character encoding.

DetailsDetails

  • The integer n must lie between 0 and 65535, as returned by ToCharacterCode.
  • For n between 0 and 127, FromCharacterCode returns ASCII characters.
  • For n between 129 and 255, it returns ISO Latin1 characters.
  • For other n it returns characters specified by the standard Wolfram Language encoding based on Unicode.
  • InputForm[FromCharacterCode[n]] gives the full name assigned to a special character with character code n.
  • Whether a particular character generated by FromCharacterCode can be rendered on your output device will depend on what fonts and drivers you are using.
  • Encodings supported in FromCharacterCode[,"encoding"] are listed in the notes for $CharacterEncoding.

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Basic Examples  (4)Basic Examples  (4)

Give a string consisting of the sequence of characters with codes 97, 98, and 99:

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Obtain character codes:

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FromCharacterCode reconstructs the original string:

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A list of strings will produce a list of encoding lists:

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FromCharacterCode reproduces the list of strings:

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All printable ASCII characters:

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Some ISO Latin-1 letters:

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Introduced in 1991
(2.0)
| Updated in 1999
(4.0)