A character denotes any letter, digit and punctuation symbols of information in any language.

**Alphabetic characters** (A-Z, a-z)

**Numeric characters** (0 – 9 and A-F or a-f for hexadecimal numbers) and

Special characters.

Some special characters have special meaning and are used for special purposes. These are:

**Data — Type Suffixes**

! Single — precision numeric (Exclamation point)

# Double — precision numeric

$ Dollar symbol (String)

% Integer (Percentage symbol)

& Long — Integer (Ampersand)

**Mathematical operators**

* asterisk (multiplication operation)’

– Minus sign

/ Division (slash)

= equality or Relational operation)

> Greater than

+ Pius sign (addition) Decimal point

< Less than

\ Integer division (backslash)

^ Exponentiation symbol (carat)

**Special characters**

I Comment line (single quote)

; Semicolon

‘ Comma

: Colon (separate multiple statement in one line)

“ “ Double quotation marks (enclose string constants

[] Level and right brackets.

Blank (space)

@ At symbol

? Question mark.