Scanner and nextChar() in Java

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Scanner and nextChar() in Java

Scanner and nextChar() in Java

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.

// Java program to read character using Scanner
// class
import java.util.Scanner;
public class ScannerDemo1
public static void main(String[] args)
// Declare the object and initialize with
// predefined standard input object
Scanner sc = new Scanner(;

// Character input
char c =;

// Print the read value
System.out.println("c = "+c);
Input :

Output :

c = g

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