Escape Sequences in Java


Objectives :

  • What are the escape sequences in Java?
  • What are the escape characters in Java?


Generally we enter all the characters directly. The escape sequences are used for those characters which cannot be entered directly.

Sequence Purpose
\n New Line (i.e. Line feed)
\b Backspace
\t Tab
\r Carriage return
\f Form Feed
\\ Backslash
\’ Single quote
\” Double quote
\ddd Octal Characters (i.e. ddd)
\uxxxx Hexadecimal Unicode Characters (i.e. xxxx)

Escape Sequences in Java