Character Set in COBOL

by Dinesh 2012-07-23 19:09:37

Character Set in COBOL


To learn any language, first one must know the alphabets of the language and they are known as character set in general. There are 50 different characters in COBOL character set. They are listed below.

  • 0-9 (10 numerals)

  • A-Z (26 English alphabets-only capital letters)

  • – (minus sign or hyphen)

  • + (Plus sign)

  • * (Asterisk)

  • / (Slash)

  • 0= (Equal sign)

  • $ (Currency sign)

  • , (Comma)

  • ; (Semi colon)

  • . (Period or decimal point)

  • “ (Quotation mark)

  • ( (Left Parenthesis )

  • ) (Right Parenthesis)

  • > (Greater than symbol)

  • < (Less than symbol)

  • The characters 0-9 are called numeric characters o r digits. The characters A-Z are called letters and the remaining characters are called special characters. The space or blank character in certain cases is treated as a letter.
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