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Thread: illegal character: \8206???

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    Default illegal character: \8206???

    my head is wrecked i have code below the if is fine but the else if throws error at bottom
    String var="";
    String laninsert="";
    if(var.equals("Namibia")|var.equals("South Africa")){
            laninsert="no,af,en-us";
    }else if (var.equals("Albania"‎‎)|var.equals("Kosovo‎")|var.equals("Spain")){  //this line throws error
            laninsert="no,sq,en-gb";
    }

    this is the error :
    illegal character: \8206
     
    illegal character: \8206
     
    ';' expected

    this could just be something stupid thats staring me in the face but aaargh im seeing double at this stage


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    Default Re: illegal character: \8206???

    An 'or' is a double bar, '||'.

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    Default Re: illegal character: \8206???

        if(var.equals("Namibia")||var.equals("South Africa")){
            laninsert="no,af,en-us";
        }
        if(var.equals("Albania"‎‎)||var.equals("Kosovo‎")||var.equals("Spain")){
            laninsert="no,sq,en-gb";
            }
    still give same error thanks alot for reply

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    Default Re: illegal character: \8206???

    Check braces brackets etc...
    The snippet shown seems okay, post the rest of the code if you can not find the error

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    Default Re: illegal character: \8206???

    Quote Originally Posted by GregBrannon View Post
    An 'or' is a double bar, '||'.
    A single bar is perfectly fine for an "or".

    Usually you get that message if you have copied/paste code from a word processor which uses character codes that the java compiler does not know about.
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    Default Re: illegal character: \8206???

    Quote Originally Posted by Junky View Post
    A single bar is perfectly fine for an "or".

    Usually you get that message if you have copied/paste code from a word processor which uses character codes that the java compiler does not know about.
    i think that was the problem i wrote it in gedit and pasted to ide in the end i got fed up and deleted the code and went to bed next day ireworte it and was fine

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