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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 \u000D (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: 4.6, 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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