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What is the range of the char type

The range of the char type is 0 to 2^16 - 1.
Asked by: Interview Candidate | Asked on: Aug 24th, 2005
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Sumit Sengar

Answered On : Aug 24th, 2005

Char is unsigned so its minimum value is 0. It can't be negative.

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In java, the range of a char type is 0 to 65535 or0 to +((2^16)-1)Getting java to print out the MIN_VALUE and max value is tricky because the characters at position 0 and 65535 are unprintable.  To remedy this cast the Character to an int.System.out.println((int)Character.MIN_VALUE);System.out.println((int)Character.MAX_VALUE);//0//65535

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