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Scanner and nextChar() in Java

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Scanner class in Java supports nextInt(), nextLong(), nextDouble() etc. But there is no nextChar() (See this for examples) To read a char, we use next().charAt(0). next() function returns the next token/word in the input as a string and charAt(0) function returns the first character in that string, the number 0 in the function in CharAt(NUMBER)  represents the index of the single word of the string taken input, and set that index character to the char variable.


// Java program to read character using Scanner
// class
import java.util.Scanner;
public class ScannerDemo1 {
    public static void main(String [] args){
        Scanner sc = new Scanner(;
        char c =;
                                // here this is the indexing of the element to take //
        System.out.println("c = "+c);

Input :


Output :

c = e

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Last Updated : 11 Apr, 2023
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