Python Built-in Methods – Python chr() Function

Python chr() Function

Returns the Unicode character


The chr() function returns the character that represents the specified number (unicode code point). The valid range for the number is from 0 to 1,114,111 (0x10FFFF).

ValueError will be raised if you specify number outside that range.

You can convert it back to unicode using the ord() function.



Parameter Condition Description
number Required An integer representing a valid Unicode code point


# Print the character that represents unicode '65'
x = chr(65)
# Prints A

You can pass any unsigned integer (within 0 to 1,114,111) to the function.

x = chr(97)
# Prints a

x = chr(8364)
# Prints €

You can also specify number in hexadecimaloctal, and binary formats.

# hex
x = chr(0x24)
# Prints $

# octal
x = chr(0o44)
# Prints $

# binary
x = chr(0b100100)
# Prints $

ValueError will be raised if you specify number outside the range.

x = chr(0xFFFFFFF)
# Triggers ValueError: chr() arg not in range(0x110000)


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