Python – Get ASCII Value of a Character

Get ASCII Value of a Character

To get ASCII value of a given character in Python, call the builtin function ord() and character as argument. ord() returns an integer value representing the ASCII value of given character.


In this example, we write a function to read a character (one character string) from user, and get the ASCII value of it using ord() function.

Python Program

ch = input('Enter a character : ')
ascii = ord(ch)
print('ASCII Value :', ascii)

Output #1

Enter a character : B
ASCII Value : 66

Output #2

Enter a character : m
ASCII Value : 109


In this Python Examples tutorial, we learned how to get the ASCII value of a character using ord() builtin function.