protocol ExpressibleByExtendedGraphemeClusterLiteral

A type that can be initialized with a string literal containing a single extended grapheme cluster.

Inheritance ExpressibleByUnicodeScalarLiteral
Conforming Types Character, ExpressibleByStringLiteral, StaticString, Substring
Associated Types
associatedtype ExtendedGraphemeClusterLiteralType

Valid types for ExtendedGraphemeClusterLiteralType are Character, String, and StaticString.

An extended grapheme cluster is a group of one or more Unicode scalar values that approximates a single user-perceived character. Many individual characters, such as "é", "김", and "🇮🇳", can be made up of multiple Unicode scalar values. These code points are combined by Unicode's boundary algorithms into extended grapheme clusters.

The String, StaticString, and Character types conform to the ExpressibleByExtendedGraphemeClusterLiteral protocol. You can initialize a variable or constant of any of these types using a string literal that holds a single character.

let snowflake: Character = "❄︎"
// Prints "❄︎"

Conforming to ExpressibleByExtendedGraphemeClusterLiteral

To add ExpressibleByExtendedGraphemeClusterLiteral conformance to your custom type, implement the required initializer.


init init(extendedGraphemeClusterLiteral:) Required

Creates an instance initialized to the given value.

  • Parameter value: The value of the new instance.


init(extendedGraphemeClusterLiteral value: Self.ExtendedGraphemeClusterLiteralType)