Introduction to Characters
The main data types used in C, including numbers, strings, and arrays, will each have its own chapter in this book, but a more basic type, the character, deserves a little discussion as well. Unlike the number types, character variables can be used for non-numeric characters such as letters and punctuation.
Creating a character variable is easy:
Assigning values to character variables is only slightly more complicated, requiring the use of single (straight) quotation marks:
char right_answer; right_answer = 'D';
Notice that a simple char variable contains only a single character. In the next section you'll learn how to make longer chars.
To print the value of a character using the printf() function, ...