Python ord()

The ord() function returns an integer representing the Unicode character.

Example

character = 'P'

# find unicode of P unicode_char = ord(character)
print(unicode_char) # Output: 80

ord() Syntax

The syntax of ord() is:

ord(ch)

ord() Parameters

The ord() function takes a single parameter:

  • ch - a Unicode character

ord() Return Value

The ord() function returns an integer representing the Unicode character.


Example: How ord() works in Python?

print(ord('5'))    # 53
print(ord('A')) # 65
print(ord('$')) # 36

Output

53
65
36

By the way, the ord() function is the inverse of the Python chr() function.

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