Char.IsLetter Method

Definition

Indicates whether a Unicode character is categorized as a Unicode letter.

Overloads

IsLetter(Char)

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

IsLetter(String, Int32)

Indicates whether the character at the specified position in a specified string is categorized as a Unicode letter.

Remarks

This method determines whether a Char is a member of any category of Unicode letter. Unicode letters include the following:

  • Uppercase letters, such as U+0041 (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A) through U+005A (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z), or U+0400 (CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER IE WITH GRAVE) through U+042F (CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER YA). These characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.UppercaseLetter category.

  • Lowercase letters, such as U+0061 (LATIN SMALL LETTER A) through U+007A (LATIN SMALL LETTER Z), or U+03AC (GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA WITH TONOS) through U+03CE (GREEK SMALL LETTER OMEGA WITH TONOS). These characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.LowercaseLetter category.

  • Title case letters, such as U+01C5 (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER D WITH SMALL LETTER Z WITH CARON) or U+1FFC (GREEK CAPITAL LETTER OMEGA WITH PROSGEGRAMMENI). These characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.TitlecaseLetter category.

  • Modifiers, such as U+02B0 (MODIFIER LETTER SMALL H) through U+02C1 (MODIFIER LETTER REVERSED GLOTTAL STOP), or U+1D2C (MODIFIER LETTER CAPITAL A) through U+1D61 (MODIFIER LETTER SMALL CHI). These characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.ModifierLetter category.

  • Other letters, such as U+05D0 (HEBREW LETTER ALEF) through U+05EA (HEBREW LETTER TAV), U+0621 (ARABIC LETTER HAMZA) through U+063A (ARABIC LETTER GHAIN), or U+4E00 (<CJK Ideograph, First>) through U+9FC3 (<CJK Ideograph, Last>). These characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.OtherLetter category.

IsLetter(Char)

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

public static bool IsLetter (char c);
Parameters
c
Char

The Unicode character to evaluate.

Returns

true if c is a letter; otherwise, false.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates IsLetter.

using namespace System;
int main()
{
   char ch = '8';
   Console::WriteLine( Char::IsLetter( ch ) ); // False
   Console::WriteLine( Char::IsLetter(  "sample string", 7 ) ); // True
}

using System;

public class IsLetterSample {
	public static void Main() {
		char ch = '8';

		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsLetter(ch));					// False
		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsLetter("sample string", 7));	// True
	}
}
Imports System

Module IsLetterSample

    Sub Main()

        Dim ch8 As Char
        ch8 = "8"c

        Console.WriteLine(Char.IsLetter(ch8))                   ' Output: "False"
        Console.WriteLine(Char.IsLetter("sample string", 5))    ' Output: "True"

    End Sub

End Module

Remarks

This method determines whether a Char is a member of any category of Unicode letter. Unicode letters include the following:

  • Uppercase letters, such as U+0041 (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A) through U+005A (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z), or U+0400 (CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER IE WITH GRAVE) through U+042F (CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER YA). These characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.UppercaseLetter category.

  • Lowercase letters, such as U+0061 (LATIN SMALL LETTER A) through U+007A (LATIN SMALL LETTER Z), or U+03AC (GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA WITH TONOS) through U+03CE (GREEK SMALL LETTER OMEGA WITH TONOS). These characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.LowercaseLetter category.

  • Title case letters, such as U+01C5 (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER D WITH SMALL LETTER Z WITH CARON) or U+1FFC (GREEK CAPITAL LETTER OMEGA WITH PROSGEGRAMMENI). These characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.TitlecaseLetter category.

  • Modifiers, such as U+02B0 (MODIFIER LETTER SMALL H) through U+02C1 (MODIFIER LETTER REVERSED GLOTTAL STOP), or U+1D2C (MODIFIER LETTER CAPITAL A) through U+1D61 (MODIFIER LETTER SMALL CHI). These characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.ModifierLetter category.

  • Other letters, such as U+05D0 (HEBREW LETTER ALEF) through U+05EA (HEBREW LETTER TAV), U+0621 (ARABIC LETTER HAMZA) through U+063A (ARABIC LETTER GHAIN), or U+4E00 (<CJK Ideograph, First>) through U+9FC3 (<CJK Ideograph, Last>). These characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.OtherLetter category.

See Also

IsLetter(String, Int32)

Indicates whether the character at the specified position in a specified string is categorized as a Unicode letter.

public static bool IsLetter (string s, int index);
Parameters
s
String

A string.

index
Int32

The position of the character to evaluate in s.

Returns

true if the character at position index in s is a letter; otherwise, false.

Exceptions

index is less than zero or greater than the last position in s.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates IsLetter.

using namespace System;
int main()
{
   char ch = '8';
   Console::WriteLine( Char::IsLetter( ch ) ); // False
   Console::WriteLine( Char::IsLetter(  "sample string", 7 ) ); // True
}

using System;

public class IsLetterSample {
	public static void Main() {
		char ch = '8';

		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsLetter(ch));					// False
		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsLetter("sample string", 7));	// True
	}
}
Imports System

Module IsLetterSample

    Sub Main()

        Dim ch8 As Char
        ch8 = "8"c

        Console.WriteLine(Char.IsLetter(ch8))                   ' Output: "False"
        Console.WriteLine(Char.IsLetter("sample string", 5))    ' Output: "True"

    End Sub

End Module

Remarks

Character positions in a string are indexed starting from zero.

This method determines whether the character at a specified index position in a string is a member of any category of Unicode letter. Unicode letters include the following:

  • Uppercase letters, such as U+0041 (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A) through U+005A (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z), or U+0400 (CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER IE WITH GRAVE) through U+042F (CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER YA). These characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.UppercaseLetter category.

  • Lowercase letters, such as U+0061 (LATIN SMALL LETTER A) through U+007A (LATIN SMALL LETTER Z), or U+03AC (GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA WITH TONOS) through U+03CE (GREEK SMALL LETTER OMEGA WITH TONOS). These characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.LowercaseLetter category.

  • Title case letters, such as U+01C5 (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER D WITH SMALL LETTER Z WITH CARON) or U+1FFC (GREEK CAPITAL LETTER OMEGA WITH PROSGEGRAMMENI). These characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.TitlecaseLetter category.

  • Modifiers, such as U+02B0 (MODIFIER LETTER SMALL H) through U+02C1 (MODIFIER LETTER REVERSED GLOTTAL STOP), or U+1D2C (MODIFIER LETTER CAPITAL A) through U+1D61 (MODIFIER LETTER SMALL CHI). These characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.ModifierLetter category.

  • Other letters, such as U+05D0 (HEBREW LETTER ALEF) through U+05EA (HEBREW LETTER TAV), U+0621 (ARABIC LETTER HAMZA) through U+063A (ARABIC LETTER GHAIN), or U+4E00 (<CJK Ideograph, First>) through U+9FC3 (<CJK Ideograph, Last>). These characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.OtherLetter category.

See Also

Applies to