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Characters in Strings

 Characters["string"] convert a string to a list of characters StringJoin[{"c1","c2",...}] convert a list of characters to a string

Converting between strings and lists of characters.

This gives a list of the characters in the string.
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You can apply standard list manipulation operations to this list.
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StringJoin converts the list of characters back to a single string.
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 DigitQ[string] test whether all characters in a string are digits LetterQ[string] test whether all characters in a string are letters UpperCaseQ[string] test whether all characters in a string are uppercase letters LowerCaseQ[string] test whether all characters in a string are lowercase letters

Testing characters in a string.

All characters in the string given are letters.
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Not all the letters are uppercase, so the result is False.
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 ToUpperCase[string] generate a string in which all letters are uppercase ToLowerCase[string] generate a string in which all letters are lowercase

Converting between upper case and lower case.

This converts all letters to upper case.
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 CharacterRange["c1","c2"] generate a list of all characters from and

Generating ranges of characters.

This generates a list of lowercase letters in alphabetical order.
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Here is a list of uppercase letters.
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Here are some digits.
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CharacterRange will usually give meaningful results for any range of characters that have a natural ordering. The way CharacterRange works is by using the character codes that Mathematica internally assigns to every character.

This shows the ordering defined by the internal character codes used by Mathematica.
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