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Check if a string contains only alphabets in Java using ASCII values

Given a string, the task is to check whether a string contains only alphabets or not using ASCII values in JAVA.

Examples:

Input : GeeksforGeeks
Output : True

Input : Geeks4Geeks
Output : False

Input : null
Output : False


In this article, the characters of the string are checked one by one using their ASCII values.

Algorithm:

  1. Get the string
  2. Match the string:
    • Check if the string is empty or not. If empty, return false
    • Check if the string is null or not. If null, return false.
    • If the string is neither empty nor null, then check the string characters one by one for alphabet using ASCII values.
  3. Return true if matched

Pseudocode:

public static boolean isStringOnlyAlphabet(String str)
{
    if (str == null || str.equals("")) {
        return false;
    }
    for (int i = 0; i < str.length(); i++) {
        char ch = str.charAt(i);
        if ((!(ch >= 'A' && ch <= 'Z'))
            && (!(ch >= 'a' && ch <= 'z'))) {
            return false;
        }
    }
    return true;
}

Program: Checking for String containing only Alphabets

// Java program to check if String contains only Alphabets
// using ASCII values
  
class GFG {
  
    // Function to check String for only Alphabets
    public static boolean isStringOnlyAlphabet(String str)
    {
        if (str == null || str.equals("")) {
            return false;
        }
        for (int i = 0; i < str.length(); i++) {
            char ch = str.charAt(i);
            if ((!(ch >= 'A' && ch <= 'Z'))
                && (!(ch >= 'a' && ch <= 'z'))) {
                return false;
            }
        }
        return true;
    }
  
    // Main method
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Checking for True case
        System.out.println("Test Case 1:");
  
        String str1 = "GeeksforGeeks";
        System.out.println("Input: " + str1);
        System.out.println("Output: " + isStringOnlyAlphabet(str1));
  
        // Checking for String with numeric characters
        System.out.println(" Test Case 2:");
  
        String str2 = "Geeks4Geeks";
        System.out.println("Input: " + str2);
        System.out.println("Output: " + isStringOnlyAlphabet(str2));
  
        // Checking for null String
        System.out.println(" Test Case 3:");
  
        String str3 = null;
        System.out.println("Input: " + str3);
        System.out.println("Output: " + isStringOnlyAlphabet(str3));
  
        // Checking for empty String
        System.out.println(" Test Case 4:");
  
        String str4 = "";
        System.out.println("Input: " + str4);
        System.out.println("Output: " + isStringOnlyAlphabet(str4));
    }
}

Output:

Test Case 1:
Input: GeeksforGeeks
Output: true

Test Case 2:
Input: Geeks4Geeks
Output: false

Test Case 3:
Input: null
Output: false

Test Case 4:
Input: 
Output: false

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This article is attributed to GeeksforGeeks.org

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