by Sai gowtham

How to get the first character of a string in Java

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to get the first character of a string in Java.

Consider, we have the following string.

String str = "google";

Now, we want to get the first character g from the above string.

Getting the first character

To access the first character of a string in Java, we can use the substring() method by passing 0 , 1 as an arguments.

Here is an example that gets the first character g from the following string:

String str = "google";
System.out.println(str.substring(0, 1));

Output:

"g"

Note: The extraction starts at index 0 and ends before index 1.

Similarly, you can also get the first two characters of a string like this:

String str = "google";
System.out.println( str.substring(0, 2));

Note: The extraction starts at index 0 and ends before index 2.

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