Noya Noya - 23 days ago 6
Java Question

Java: parse int value from a char

I just want to know if there's a better solution to parse a number from a character in a string (assuming that we know that the character at index n is a number).

String element = "el5";
String s;
s = ""+element.charAt(2);
int x = Integer.parseInt(s);

//result: x = 5


(useless to say that it's just an example)

Answer

Try Character.getNumericValue(char).

String element = "el5";
int x = Character.getNumericValue(element.charAt(2));
System.out.println("x=" + x);

produces:

x=5

The nice thing about getNumericValue(char) is that it also works with strings like "el٥" and "el५" where ٥ and are the digits 5 in Eastern Arabic and Hindi/Sanskrit respectively.

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