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working with Strings

 
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Hi ..i am working with Strings and i have a requirement where i have to create a unique number for each string entered without the help of built-in functions and i have one more question...how do i get the ascii number for each character in a string??
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use charAt() to access each char, which is an integral value.
 
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Java doesn't use ASCII, it uses Unicode; but for your purposes, Unicode is a superset of ASCII.

In Java, as in C and many other similar language, a character is an integral type; it is it's own "ASCII code". You can just cast a char to an int, although even that isn't needed most of the time:

int asciiCode = (int) myChar;
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