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Function NAME-CHAR

Syntax

  • name-char namechar-p

Arguments and Values

Description

Returns the character object whose name is name (as determined by string-equal - i.e. lookup is not case sensitive). If such a character does not exist, nil is returned.

Examples

(name-char 'space)

#\Space

(name-char "space")

#\Space

(name-char "Space")

#\Space

(let ((x (char-name #\a))) (or (not x) (eql (name-char x) #\a)))

true

Affected By

None.

Exceptional Situations

Should signal an error of type type-error if name is not a string designator.

See Also

Notes

None.