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1.28 Character

Defined in namespace Smalltalk
Superclass: Magnitude
Category: Language-Data types

My instances represent the 256 characters of the character set. I provide messages to translate between integers and character objects, and provide names for some of the common unprintable characters.

Character is always used (mostly for performance reasons) when referring to characters whose code point is between 0 and 127. Above 127, instead, more care is needed: Character refers to bytes that are used as part of encoding of a character, while UnicodeCharacter refers to the character itself.