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Character isDigit() method in Java with examples
  • Last Updated : 17 May, 2020
  1. The java.lang.Character.isDigit(char ch) is an inbuilt method in java which determines whether a specified character is a digit or not. There are few conditions that a character must accomplish to be accepted as a digit. That is if the general category type of a character, provided by Character.getType(ch), is DECIMAL_DIGIT_NUMBER, then the character is a digit.
    Some Unicode character ranges that contain digits:

    From ‘\u0030’ to ‘\u0039’ : ISO-LATIN-1 digits (‘0’ through ‘9’)
    From ‘\u0660’ to ‘\u0669’ : Arabic-Indic digits
    From ‘\u06F0’ to ‘\u06F9’ : Extended Arabic-Indic digits
    From ‘\u0966’ to ‘\u096F’ : Devanagari digits
    From ‘\uFF10’ to ‘\uFF19’ : Fullwidth digits

    Apart from the above mentioned ranges, many other character ranges contain digits as well.

    Syntax:

    public static boolean isDigit(char ch)
    

    Parameter: This method accepts character parameter ch as an argument, which is to be tested.



    Return value:This method returns a boolean value. It returns True if ch is digit, else False.

    Note: This method cannot handle supplementary characters. To support all Unicode characters, including supplementary characters, use the isDigit(int) method.

    Below programs illustrate the above method:
    Program 1:




    // Java program to illustrate the
    // Character.isDigit() method
      
    import java.util.*;
    import java.lang.*;
      
    public class GFG {
      
        public static void main(String[] args)
        {
      
            // two characters
            char c1 = 'A', c2 = '4';
      
            // Function to check if the character
            // is digit or not
            System.out.println(
                c1 + " is a digit -> "
                + Character.isDigit(c1));
            System.out.println(
                c2 + " is a digit -> "
                + Character.isDigit(c2));
        }
    }
    Output:
    A is a digit -> false
    4 is a digit -> true
    

    Program 2:




    // Java program to illustrate the
    // Character.isDigit() method
      
    import java.util.*;
    import java.lang.*;
      
    public class GFG {
      
        public static int search_digit(String s)
        {
      
            // Function to check if is digit
            // is found or not
            for (int i = 0; i < s.length(); i++) {
                if (Character.isDigit(
                        s.charAt(i))
                    == true) {
                    // return position of digit
                    return i + 1;
                }
            }
            // return 0 if digit not present
            return 0;
        }
      
        public static void main(String[] args)
        {
      
            // Array of strings
            String[] arr = { "ABC4DEF", "QWERTY" };
      
            // To store the position of digit
            int index = 0;
      
            // Traverse the array arr[] to find digit
            // within it's elements
            for (String x : arr) {
                index = search_digit(x);
                if (index != 0) {
                    System.out.println(
                        "Digit found at : "
                        + (index)
                        + "th position.");
                }
                else {
                    System.out.println(
                        "Digit not present.");
                }
            }
        }
    }
    Output:
    Digit found at : 4th position.
    Digit not present.
    
  2. The java.lang.Character.isDigit(int codePoint) is an inbuilt method in java which determines whether the specified Unicode code point character of integer type is a digit or not.
    There are few conditions that a character must accomplish to be accepted as a digit. That is if the general category type of a character, provided by getType(codepoint), is a DECIMAL_DIGIT_NUMBER, then the character is a digit. Some Unicode character ranges that contain digits:

    From ‘\u0030’ to ‘\u0039’ : ISO-LATIN-1 digits (‘0’ through ‘9’)
    From ‘\u0660’ to ‘\u0669’ : Arabic-Indic digits
    From ‘\u06F0’ to ‘\u06F9’ : Extended Arabic-Indic digits
    From ‘\u0966’ to ‘\u096F’ : Devanagari digits
    From ‘\uFF10’ to ‘\uFF19’ : Fullwidth digits



    Apart from the above mentioned ranges, many other character ranges contain digits as well.

    Syntax:

    public static boolean isDigit(int codePoint)
    

    Parameter: This method accepts unicode character parameter codePoint of integer type as an argument, which is to be tested.

    Return value: This method returns a boolean value. It returns True if the specified character is digit, else it returns False.

    Below programs illustrate the above method:
    Program 1:




    // This program demonstrates the use of
    // isDigit(int codePoint) method of Character class.
    import java.util.*;
      
    public class GFG {
        public static void main(String[] args)
        {
            // create codePoints
            int cp1 = 57;
            int cp2 = 84;
      
            // Check whether the codePoints
            // are digit or not.
            System.out.println(
                "The codePoint cp1 is a digit -> "
                + Character.isDigit(cp1));
            System.out.println(
                "The codePoint cp2 is a digit -> "
                + Character.isDigit(cp2));
        }
    }
    Output:
    The codePoint cp1 is a digit -> true
    The codePoint cp2 is a digit -> false
    

    Program 2:




    // This program demonstrates the use of
    // isDigit(int codePoint) method of
    // Character class.
    import java.util.*;
      
    public class Main {
        public static void main(String[] args)
        {
            // create codePoints
            int cp1 = 0x50;
            int cp2 = 0x06f8;
      
            // Check whether the codePoints
            // are digit or not.
            System.out.println(
                "The codePoint cp1 is a digit -> "
                + Character.isDigit(cp1));
            System.out.println(
                "The codePoint cp2 is a digit -> "
                + Character.isDigit(cp2));
        }
    }
    Output:
    The codePoint cp1 is a digit -> false
    The codePoint cp2 is a digit -> true
    

    Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/lang/Character.html#isDigit-char-

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