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Questions tagged [alphabet]

For challenges involving the usage and manipulation of the alphabet.

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Print a Tabula Recta!

Print a Tabula Recta! The Tabula Recta (sometimes called a 'Vigenere Table'), was created by Johannes Trithemius, and has been used in several ciphers, including all variants of Bellaso's Vigenere ...
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Alphabet triangle

You are to print this exact text: ...
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Print/Output the L-phabet

Inspired by George Gibson's Print a Tabula Recta. You are to print/output this exact text: ...
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Diagonal Alphabet

Given no input, your task is to generate the following: ...
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Alphabet Spiral

You are to write a program or function that outputs this exact text: OPQRSTU NQPONMV MREDCLW LSFABKX KTGHIJY JUVWXYZA IHGFEDCB May also be lowercase and trailing ...
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Print the Greek alphabet!

Fairly obviously, you have to print the Greek alphabet. But I thought I'd make it slightly more interesting, so there's a twist: when your program is ran with an argument (anything), it should output ...
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Encode the alphabet cipher

Given a string that contains only lowercase letters, encode that string with the alphabet cipher. To encode with the alphabet cipher (I will be using the example ...
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Draw an alphabet party hat

Your task is to print this exact text: ...
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Print the alphabet without using each vowel

Inspiration: in 1939, a man named Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel called Gadsby without using the letter 'e'. Your task is to write a set of (up to 5) programs in any language (which has a text-...
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Charlie, Oscar, Delta, Echo

A big part of radio communication is the NATO Phonetic Alphabet, which encodes letters as words to make them easier to understand over comms. Your job, if you wish to accept it, is to print them one ...
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Fit a word into an alphabet grid

Inspired by a meme I saw earlier today. Challenge description Consider an infinite alphabet grid: ...
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Print an alphabet wave

You are to print this exact text: ...
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Make an alphabet searchlight!

Inspired by a bug in a solution to this challenge, your challenge is to produce this exact text: ...
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Create an Alphabet Song

Your goal is to create an alphabet song as text in the following form (in order): ...
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Make some Alphabet Rain

Alphabet Rain The Task: The basic premise is to print out the input string and then repeat each character vertically, based on it's (0-indexed) position in the (case-insensitive) alphabet ...
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Alphabet cannon

A cannonball is fired so that in the first eyeblink of its flight it ascends by N treetops, during the second eyeblink by N-1 ...
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Print the alphabet four times

The program must print the alphabet four times: first in the normal alphabetical order, second in the order of a qwerty keyboard, third in the order of a dvorak keyboard, and lastly in reverse ...
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Confusing Alphabet Staircase

Given no input, output this interesting alphabet pattern in either case (the case has to be consistent) via an accepted output method: A AB ACBC ADBDCD AEBECEDE AFBFCFDFEF AGBGCGDGEGFG AHBHCHDHEHFHGH ...
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Count Consecutive Characters

Given a string containing only letters, output the length of the longest run of consecutive alphabetical letters the word contains, where order does not matter. An example algorithm may sort the word, ...
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Output the alphabet, the ALPHABET, or just a character

The challenge is simple: Write a function or program that takes an input x, and outputs the lower case alphabet if x is part of ...
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Semi-Diagonal Alphabet

Given a letter of the English alphabet, your task is to build a semi-diagonal alphabet to the input. How to build a Semi-Diagonal alphabet? Brief Description: First, you take the position of the ...
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Alphabet Staircase

The Challenge Your task is to create a program or function that outputs the following with no input: ...
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Generate alphabet with 4 copies of each letter

Note that this is not the same as Print the alphabet four times. This task is to write a program to generate four copies of each letter of the English alphabet, one letter per line, on standard ...
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Detect the Nearly Perfect Licence Plates

Note: This is inspired by this question by @Willbeing where task was to count the number of perfect plates of a certain length, but it's slightly different. We call a perfect licence plate that plate ...
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Print the alphabet Christmas tree

I know it's 1.5 weeks after Christmas but trying to print an isosceles triangle in a monospaced font makes it look weird. Challenge Print the alphabet from A to Z so that it forms a filled triangle ...
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Alphabet Diamond

You've seen the amazing alphabet triangle, the revenge of the alphabet triangle and now it's time for the revenge of the revenge of the alphabet triangle! Introducing... THE ALPHABET DIAMOND! Your ...
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Does a letter fit inside the other?

Do you remember my mat properly grouped by colors? Yesterday I was looking at it and realized that some letters fit inside others. Example: a letter P fits in the ...
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Foam Bath Letters

If you have a small child in your house, you may have come across foam bath letters. These can be moistened and stuck to flat surfaces such as tiles and the side of the bath to make words and messages....
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Diagonal Alphabet To the Input

Inspired by this post. For those marking this question as a duplicate I urge you to actually read the question to see that mine is a modification of the one linked. The one linked does not ask for an ...
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Build an Alphabet Pyramid

Today we're going to build a pyramid out of letters! Here's an example letter pyramid for the first 5 letters: Write the first 5 letters with a space between, first ascending and then descending. <...
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Spiral out the Alphabet!

Look at the following string. Notice a pattern? ABEFNOPEFGH DC G Q I M H R J LKJI S K D T L C U M BAZYXWV N E O D P C Q BAZYXWVUTSR As some might have ...
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Odd'em out: letters

Objective Write a program or function (or equivalent) that sorts out and returns the odd letter in the matrix of random size. Details You will be passed a matrix (as a string) as input of random ...
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The Alphabet Chromosome

Introduction Alphabet challenges are in our DNA, so let's show it. Challenge Print the following the text exactly: ...