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Thread: help with Idea! (Print out a word in the console without using the letters the word contains) I am new to JAVA!

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    Default help with Idea! (Print out a word in the console without using the letters the word contains) I am new to JAVA!

    Hey! , so first of all Im very new to JAVA(or programming overall) and I do not study or work with programming, Trying to learn this is just a pure hobby for me.

    So , I have an idea I want to test out, I want to print out a word in the console without using the acutall letters that the word contains.
    Example: I want to type out "TEST" in the console, is it possible to do that without using the letters in the code, like.. not just create a string and name it X and then print out the string cause then the letters would still be typed when I assigned the string.

    Thx in advance!


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    Default Re: help with Idea! (Print out a word in the console without using the letters the word contains) I am new to JAVA!

    want to print out a word in the console without using the acutall letters that the word contains.
    Can you explain what you mean? Are you trying to print out the letters as blocks of *s that make the shapes of the letters?

    Or are you talking about using a String variable that holds the String: "test" instead of using a String literal: "test"
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    Default Re: help with Idea! (Print out a word in the console without using the letters the word contains) I am new to JAVA!

    What is the purpose of not typing the word TEST or the letters in it into the source code? Are you just looking for a way to type it in at run time? The only way i can think is to problematically grab the letters using ascii values.
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    Default Re: help with Idea! (Print out a word in the console without using the letters the word contains) I am new to JAVA!

    maybe I explained bad sorry, the only ourpose of this is its a fun project for me . I am trying to print out my name without using the letters the name contains, here is some example how I dont wanna do it:
    take "TEST" as example, I do not want to make Strings like x="T" , y="E" , z="S" and then print out x+y+z+t,
    and I dont wanna make a string called x="test" and printout x.

    because in both these examples you can clearly see that I just reassigned the letters to something else.

    The only purpose of this is that the idea occured to me and I thought it could be fun to try to create a word without actually using the letters it needs. I am sorry for my really bad explantations, cause I just started to learn JAVA very recently so its hard to explain proprely.

    I do not even know if this is possible , please let me know if you want me to explain more deeply

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    Default Re: help with Idea! (Print out a word in the console without using the letters the word contains) I am new to JAVA!

    Look into ascii values for characters. An int value of 65 casted to a char would make an 'A'. Using this method you can use numbers to piece together your string for output.

    Terms to look up: "ascii chart" and "cast int to char". That should get you started.
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    Default Re: help with Idea! (Print out a word in the console without using the letters the word contains) I am new to JAVA!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris.Brown.SPE View Post
    Look into ascii values for characters. An int value of 65 casted to a char would make an 'A'. Using this method you can use numbers to piece together your string for output.

    Terms to look up: "ascii chart" and "cast int to char". That should get you started.
    Thank you! sound like exactly what Iam looking for!

    --- Update ---

    Thank you Chris.brown , that helped me alot Now I am just figuring out how to print it all on the same line instead of writing system.out.print for every letter, but I managed to find the numbers that represent each letter and it turned out good, ty for your help

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    Default Re: help with Idea! (Print out a word in the console without using the letters the word contains) I am new to JAVA!

    Look up String and/or char concatenation. That's the topic you're looking for.
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    Default Re: help with Idea! (Print out a word in the console without using the letters the word contains) I am new to JAVA!

    yep that helped, fixed it all now, ty for the help!

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