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Character Set

Posted By: Hollie Hughes     Category: C Programming     Views: 12127

This article explains about character set in c programming.

Character Set

  • The set of characters used to form words numbers and expressions is the char set
  • It is of four categories in C
    • Letters
    • Digits
    • Special characters
    • White spaces

Complete List of Char Set

  • Letters : Uppercase A..Z and lowercase a..z
  • Digits : all decimal digits 0..9
  • Special characters :
  •  , ; . : ? ‘(apostrophe)  “(quotation) ! | / \ ~ (tilde) _(underscore) – (minus)  $ % # & ^ (caret) * + < > ( ) [ ] { } 
  • White spaces : Blank spaces, Horizontal Tabs, Carriage return, New Line, Form feed

Trigraph Characters

  • Many non English keyboards do not support all the characters mentioned earlier
  • ANSI C introduces the concept of trigraph characters to provide a way to enter them
  • Each trigraph sequence consists of three characters, first two being question marks
  • So chars not available on KB may be entered in the program

ANSI C Trigraph Sequences

 Trigraph Sequence

 Translation

 ??=

 ??(

 ??)

 ??<

{

 ??>

 ??!

 ??/

 ??'

 ??-


  
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