Java String codePointAt() method with example

Java String codePointAt() method returns the character (Unicode code point) at the specified index. The index refers to char values (Unicode code units) and ranges from 0 to length()- 1.

If the char value specified at the given index is in the high-surrogate range, the following index is less than the length of this String, and the char value at the following index is in the low-surrogate range, then the supplementary code point corresponding to this surrogate pair is returned. Otherwise, the char value at the given index is returned.

Method Signature

public int codePointAt(int index)


index – the index to the char values


the code point value of the character at the index

Throws Exception:

IndexOutOfBoundsException – if the index argument is negative or not less than the length of this string.



String codePointAt() method Implementation

 public int codePointAt(int index) {
        if ((index < 0) || (index >= value.length)) {
            throw new StringIndexOutOfBoundsException(index);
        return Character.codePointAtImpl(value, index, value.length);

Java String codePointAt() method example


public class CodePointAtExample {

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		String s1="ehowtonow";  
		System.out.println("String : "+s1);
		int codePoint = s1.codePointAt(1);
		System.out.println("codePoint At 1 : "+codePoint);
		codePoint = s1.codePointAt(7);
		System.out.println("codePoint At 7 : "+codePoint);
		System.out.println("codePoint At 10 will throw IndexOutOfBoundsException ");
		codePoint = s1.codePointAt(10);



String : ehowtonow
codePoint At 1 : 104
codePoint At 7 : 111
codePoint At 10 will throw IndexOutOfBoundsException
Exception in thread “main” java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: String index out of range: 10
at java.lang.String.codePointAt(

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