IsSeparator Method (Char)
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Char.IsSeparator Method (Char)

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

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

public static bool IsSeparator(
	char c


Type: System.Char
The Unicode character to evaluate.

Return Value

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

The Unicode standard recognizes three subcategories of separators:


The Unicode standard classifies the characters \u000A (LF), \u000C (FF), and \u000A (CR) as control characters (members of the UnicodeCategory.Control category), not as separator characters.

The following example lists the Char objects that are classified as separator characters.

using System;

public class Class1
   public static void Main()
      for (int ctr = Convert.ToInt32(Char.MinValue); ctr <= Convert.ToInt32(Char.MaxValue); ctr++)
         char ch = (Char) ctr;
         if (Char.IsSeparator(ch))
            Console.WriteLine(@"\u{0:X4} ({1})", (int) ch, Char.GetUnicodeCategory(ch).ToString());
// The example displays the following output:
//       \u0020 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u00A0 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u1680 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u180E (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2000 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2001 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2002 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2003 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2004 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2005 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2006 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2007 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2008 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2009 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u200A (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2028 (LineSeparator)
//       \u2029 (ParagraphSeparator)
//       \u202F (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u205F (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u3000 (SpaceSeparator)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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