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Tip: Check if a Character Is Whitespace

Language: Java, Expertise: Intermediate - Learn how to check if a character is whitespace.


In computer programming, whitespace is any character or series of characters that represent horizontal or vertical space in typography. Learn how to to check if a character is whitespace, as follows:

if(ch == " ") { ... }

Prefer this way:

if (Character.isWhitespace(ch)) { ... }


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Octavia Andreea Anghel is a senior PHP developer currently working as a primary trainer for programming teams that participate at national and international software-development contests. She consults on developing educational projects at a national level. She is a coauthor of the book "XML Technologies--XML in Java" (Albastra, ISBN 978-973-650-210-1), for which she wrote the XML portions. In addition to PHP and XML, she's interested in software architecture, web services, UML, and high-performance unit tests.
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