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C++ Character Data Types

Character Types

The char data type is used to store a single character. The character must be surrounded by single quotes, like 'A' or 'c':


char myGrade = 'B';
cout << myGrade;
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Alternatively, you can use ASCII values to display certain characters:


char a = 65, b = 66, c = 67;
cout << a;
cout << b;
cout << c;
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Tip: A list of all ASCII values can be found in our ASCII Table Reference.