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Pangram Checking
  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 13 Nov, 2020

Given a string check if it is Pangram or not. A pangram is a sentence containing every letter in the English Alphabet.

Examples : The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog ” is a Pangram [Contains all the characters from ‘a’ to ‘z’]
“The quick brown fox jumps over the dog” is not a Pangram [Doesn’t contains all the characters from ‘a’ to ‘z’, as ‘l’, ‘z’, ‘y’ are missing]

We create a mark[] array of Boolean type. We iterate through all the characters of our string and whenever we see a character we mark it. Lowercase and Uppercase are considered the same. So ‘A’ and ‘a’ are marked in index 0 and similarly ‘Z’ and ‘z’ are marked in index 25.

After iterating through all the characters we check whether all the characters are marked or not. If not then return false as this is not a pangram else return true.

C++




// A C++ Program to check if the given
// string is a pangram or not
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
  
// Returns true if the string is pangram else false
bool checkPangram(string& str)
{
    // Create a hash table to mark the characters
    // present in the string
    vector<bool> mark(26, false);
  
    // For indexing in mark[]
    int index;
  
    // Traverse all characters
    for (int i = 0; i < str.length(); i++) {
  
        // If uppercase character, subtract 'A'
        // to find index.
        if ('A' <= str[i] && str[i] <= 'Z')
            index = str[i] - 'A';
  
        // If lowercase character, subtract 'a'
        // to find index.
        else if ('a' <= str[i] && str[i] <= 'z')
            index = str[i] - 'a';
  
        // If this character is other than english
        // lowercase and uppercase characters.
        else
            continue;
  
        mark[index] = true;
    }
  
    // Return false if any character is unmarked
    for (int i = 0; i <= 25; i++)
        if (mark[i] == false)
            return (false);
  
    // If all characters were present
    return (true);
}
  
// Driver Program to test above functions
int main()
{
    string str = "The quick brown fox jumps over the"
                 " lazy dog";
  
    if (checkPangram(str) == true)
        printf(" %s is a pangram", str.c_str());
    else
        printf(" %s is not a pangram", str.c_str());
  
    return (0);
}


Java




// Java Program to illustrate Pangram
class GFG {
  
    // Returns true if the string
    // is pangram else false
    public static boolean checkPangram(String str)
    {
        // Create a hash table to mark the
        // characters present in the string
        // By default all the elements of
        // mark would be false.
        boolean[] mark = new boolean[26];
  
        // For indexing in mark[]
        int index = 0;
  
        // Traverse all characters
        for (int i = 0; i < str.length(); i++) {
            // If uppercase character, subtract 'A'
            // to find index.
            if ('A' <= str.charAt(i) && str.charAt(i) <= 'Z')
                index = str.charAt(i) - 'A';
  
            // If lowercase character, subtract 'a'
            // to find index.
            else if ('a' <= str.charAt(i) && str.charAt(i) <= 'z')
  
                index = str.charAt(i) - 'a';
  
            // If this character is other than english
            // lowercase and uppercase characters.
            else
                continue;
            mark[index] = true;
        }
  
        // Return false if any character is unmarked
        for (int i = 0; i <= 25; i++)
            if (mark[i] == false)
                return (false);
  
        // If all characters were present
        return (true);
    }
  
    // Driver Code
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        String str = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog";
  
        if (checkPangram(str) == true)
            System.out.print(str + " is a pangram.");
        else
            System.out.print(str + " is not a pangram.");
    }
}


Python




# A Python Program to check if the given
# string is a pangram or not
  
def checkPangram(s):
    List = []
    # create list of 26 charecters and set false each entry
    for i in range(26):
        List.append(False)
          
    # converting the sentence to lowercase and iterating
    # over the sentence 
    for c in s.lower(): 
        if not c == " ":
  
            # make the corresponding entry True
            List[ord(c) -ord('a')]= True 
              
    # check if any charecter is missing then return False
    for ch in List:
        if ch == False:
            return False
    return True
  
# Driver Program to test above functions
sentence = "The quick brown fox jumps over the little lazy dog"
  
if (checkPangram(sentence)):
    print '"'+sentence+'"'
    print "is a pangram"
else:
    print '"'+sentence+'"'
    print "is not a pangram"
  
# This code is contributed by Danish Mushtaq  


C#




// C# Program to illustrate Pangram
using System;
class GFG {
  
    // Returns true if the string
    // is pangram else false
    public static bool checkPangram(string str)
    {
  
        // Create a hash table to mark the
        // characters present in the string
        // By default all the elements of
        // mark would be false.
        bool[] mark = new bool[26];
  
        // For indexing in mark[]
        int index = 0;
  
        // Traverse all characters
        for (int i = 0; i < str.Length; i++) {
            // If uppercase character, subtract 'A'
            // to find index.
            if ('A' <= str[i] && str[i] <= 'Z')
                index = str[i] - 'A';
  
            // If lowercase character,
            // subtract 'a' to find
            // index.
            else if ('a' <= str[i] && str[i] <= 'z')
                index = str[i] - 'a';
  
            // If this character is other than english
            // lowercase and uppercase characters.
            else
                continue;
  
            mark[index] = true;
        }
  
        // Return false if any
        // character is unmarked
        for (int i = 0; i <= 25; i++)
            if (mark[i] == false)
                return (false);
  
        // If all characters
        // were present
        return (true);
    }
  
    // Driver Code
    public static void Main()
    {
        string str = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog";
  
        if (checkPangram(str) == true)
            Console.WriteLine(str + " is a pangram.");
        else
            Console.WriteLine(str + " is not a pangram.");
    }
}
  
// This code is contributed by nitin mittal.



Output :



 "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
 is a pangram

Time Complexity: O(n), where n is the length of our string
Auxiliary Space – O(1).


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