Lahey/GNU Fortran

Next: , Previous: CEILING, Up: Intrinsic Procedures


8.45 CHAR — Character conversion function

Description:
CHAR(I [, KIND]) returns the character represented by the integer I.
Standard:
Fortran 77 and later
Class:
Elemental function
Syntax:
RESULT = CHAR(I [, KIND])
Arguments:

I The type shall be INTEGER.
KIND (Optional) An INTEGER initialization expression indicating the kind parameter of the result.

Return value:
The return value is of type CHARACTER(1)
Example:
          program test_char
              integer :: i = 74
              character(1) :: c
              c = char(i)
              print *, i, c ! returns 'J'
          end program test_char
     

Specific names:

Name Argument Return type Standard
CHAR(I) INTEGER I CHARACTER(LEN=1) F77 and later

Note:
See ICHAR for a discussion of converting between numerical values and formatted string representations.
See also:
ACHAR, IACHAR, ICHAR