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Creates a character with given number.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Text 5.2 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Text.Character"; Character Number )   More


Parameter Description Example
Character Number The unicode codepoint. 65


Returns OK or error.


Creates a character with given number.
The FileMaker Char() function works only for unicode values up to 65535. This function works with higher values up to 2 billion.

See also Text.Code.


Test the function:

"Shows a musical symbol: " & char(119070) &" " & MBS("Text.Character"; 119070)

Example result: Shows a musical symbol: 䩾 𝄞

Get smiley:

MBS("Text.Character"; 128512)

Example result: 😀

Build country flag from country code:

MBS( "Text.Character"; 127397 + Code ( "D" )) & MBS( "Text.Character"; 127397 + Code ( "E" ))

Example result: 🇩🇪

See also

Example Databases

Blog Entries

This function is free to use.

Created 4th June 2015, last changed 17th September 2018

Text.CapitalCase - Text.Characters