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What is the numerical range of a char?

Maxwell Wood
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i know this is a silly question but i just wanna make sure
is it -32768 . . . 32767???
Stephan van Hulst
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No. It's 0..65535. Chars are unsigned.


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Jesper de Jong
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You can find answers to questions like these in the Java Language Specification. The answer to your question can be found in section 4.2.1.


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Maxwell Wood
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thank you guys
 
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