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Escaped Characters

Escaped Characters

Question:
When defining a string, is there a way to include a carriage return in the text?

Answer:
Yes. A carriage return is represented by the special escapedcharacter
. However, make sure that if you really wanta line separator, and not a carriage return, that you query the line.separatorproperty using System.getProperty(). Java supports the followingescaped characters:

  • backslash
  • horizontal tab
  • linefeed
  • f form feed
  • carriage return
  • ” double quote
  • ‘ single quote
  • \ backslash

Octal values and Unicode escape values are also supported.

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