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Thread: Need some help on my HS Project

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    Default Need some help on my HS Project

    // import java.text.*;
    import java.util.*;
    public class charcount
    	public static void main (String[] args)
    		Scanner keyboard = new Scanner(System.in);
    		String line = "";
    		String ch = "";
    		int numLetter, numVowel, numDigit, numBlank, numPunct, numOther, numLine, num;
    		boolean value = true;
    		System.out.println("Enter \" DONE \" when you are through.");
    		while (value = true)
    			System.out.print("Enter a Line of text or DONE: ");
    			line = keyboard.nextLine();
    			line = line.toUpperCase();
    			if (line.equals("DONE"))
    				value = false;
    			if ((ch >= 'A') && (ch <= 'Z'))
    				numLetter += 1;
    			if (ch == 'A' || ch == 'E' || ch == 'I' || ch == 'O' || ch == 'Y')
    				numVowel += 1;
    public static void main(String[] args)

    I cannot get this program to run. It seems that I can not use the < or > sign with my variable char. I thought that ch was primitive and I could use those signs but I am very new to this language and I am sure I am doing something wrong. I am trying to get the first letter of a string and find out if it is a letter and a vowel. No rush not due until Friday plus I will ask my instructor tomorrow if no one responds.
    Thank You.

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    Default Re: Need some help on my HS Project

    The method charAt(); returns a char. You are trying to store it in a String variable. So your String ch is not of a compatible type with your charAt() method. You can use those two symbols one you fix your variable type that should right itself. Also get rid of your second main method.

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