Betty Jones Betty Jones - 2 months ago 12
Java Question

Java - Convert lower to upper case without using toUppercase()

I'm trying to create a short program that would convert all letters that are uppercase to lowercase (from the command line input).

The following compiles but does not give me the result I am expecting. What would be the reason for this??

Eg) java toLowerCase BANaNa -> to give an output of banana

public class toLowerCase{
public static void main(String[] args){


public static void toLowerCase(String a){

for (int i = 0; i< a.length(); i++){

char aChar = a.charAt(i);
if (65 <= aChar && aChar<=90){
aChar = (char)( (aChar + 32) );




Looks like homework to me, Just a hint. You are printing string a whereas you are modifying the char type aChar, its not modifying the original string a. (Remember strings are immutable).