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Java Character isMirrored(int codePoint) Method

Java isMirrored(int codePoint) is a part of Character class. This method is used to check whether the specified Unicode code point is mirrored as per the Unicode specification or not.

A character is said to be mirrored if their glyphs are horizontally mirrored when displayed in text that is right-to-left. For example, '\u0028' LEFT PARENTHESIS is semantically defined to be an opening parenthesis. This will appear as a "(" in the text that is left-to-right but as a ")" in text that is right-to-left.


public static boolean isMirrored(int codePoint)


The parameter passed is the Unicode code point character to be checked whether it is mirrored or not.


Returns the boolean value true if the specified character is mirrored else return false.

Example 1:

Here, the characters are checked whether they are mirrored or not.

public class StudyTonight
	public static void main(String[] args)
		int cp1 = 48;  
		int cp2 = 60;  
		int cp3 = 119;  
		int cp4 = 93;   
		int cp5 = 1232;  

		boolean b1 = Character.isMirrored(cp1);  
		boolean b2 = Character.isMirrored(cp2);  
		boolean b3 = Character.isMirrored(cp3);  
		boolean b4 = Character.isMirrored(cp4);  
		boolean b5 = Character.isMirrored(cp5);  

		System.out.println((char)cp1 +" is mirrored??:  "+b1);  
		System.out.println((char)cp2 +" is mirrored??:  "+b2);  
		System.out.println((char)cp3 +" is mirrored??:  "+b3);  
		System.out.println((char)cp4 +" is mirrored??:  "+b4);  
		System.out.println((char)cp5 +" is mirrored??:  "+b5);  

0 is mirrored??: false
< is mirrored??: true
w is mirrored??: false
] is mirrored??: true
? is mirrored??: false

Example 2:

Here is a user-defined example where anyone using this code can put a value of his choice and get the equivalent output.

import java.util.Scanner; 
public class StudyTonight
	public static void main(String[] args)
			System.out.print("Enter the Unicode character: ");  
			Scanner sc = new Scanner(;        
			int cp = sc.nextInt(); 
			boolean b = Character.isMirrored(cp);
			System.out.println((char)cp + " is mirrored?: "+b);
		catch(Exception e)
			System.out.println("Invalid Input!!");

Enter the Unicode character: 93
] is mirrored?: true
Enter the Unicode character: 98
b is mirrored?: false

Live Example:

Here, you can test the live code example. You can execute the example for different values, even can edit and write your examples to test the Java code.

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