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Char.IsSymbol Method (Char)

Indicates whether the specified Unicode character is categorized as a symbol character.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static bool IsSymbol(
	char c
)

Parameters

c
Type: System.Char

The Unicode character to evaluate.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if c is a symbol character; otherwise, false.

Valid symbols are members of the following categories in UnicodeCategory: MathSymbol, CurrencySymbol, ModifierSymbol, and OtherSymbol.

Symbols in the Unicode standard are a loosely defined set of characters that include the following:

  • Currency symbols.

  • Letterlike symbols, which include a set of mathematical alphanumeric symbols as well as symbols such as ℅, №, and ™.

  • Number forms, such as subscripts and superscripts.

  • Mathematical operators and arrows.

  • Geometric symbols.

  • Technical symbols.

  • Braille patterns.

  • Dingbats.

The following code example demonstrates IsSymbol.

using System;

public class IsSymbolSample {
	public static void Main() {
		string str = "non-symbolic characters"; 

		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsSymbol('+'));		// Output: "True"
		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsSymbol(str, 8));	// Output: "False"
	}
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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