Random Letter Generator
Use this online letter generator to get a random letter from the English alphabet, or to generate a random letter sequence. Accepts custom input so you can use it to generate a random letter sequence out of any alphabet.
Random Letter (or Letter Sequence)
- How to generate a random letter?
- How to generate a random letter sequence?
- Applications of a random letter generator
How to generate a random letter?
To pick a single random letter, start by specifying which alphabet to use. The tool offers you the English alphabet by default, but our random letter generator supports any alphabet you can type or copy/paste, up to 5,000 letters. You can easily input the German, Russian, French, Spanish, or any other alphabet into the generator. You can then remove any letters you don't want, leaving just a subset of the alphabet, e.g. you can have just "A,B,C,D,E" to choose from. Note that you can separate letters by commas (,), spaces ( ), tabs, or new lines.
After chosing an alphabet, one can select whether the output should be capitalized or not. The default is that it would be capitlized. For example, if the alphabet consists of "a,b,c,d,e" and "d" is chosen at random, the letter generator will output "D".
Finally, press the "generate random letter" button to essentially perform a dice roll, but with a die with as many sides as the alphabet entered. This results in a truly random pick.
How to generate a random letter sequence?
To generate a letter sequence instead of a single letter, simply increase the value of the "sequence length" field in the generator interface. If you require the sequence to only contain unique letters, flip the 'unique letters in sequence' checkbox. Note that in this case the maximum sequence length is limited to the number of letters you provide as an alphabet. For example, if using the English alphabet, the random letter sequence generator cannot produce a unique sequence of more than 26 letters.
If using the German alphabet this number increases to 30 if you count in the umlauts and the ligature. For the Russian alphabet the upper limit is 33 letters, while if using Chinese characters (logograms) the generator can produce a unique random sequence of up to 5,000 characters.
Applications of a random letter generator
While a sequence of random letters can be used for many things, it is often that they find application in letter games.
Word games are a nice way to spend the time during a long trip to a vacation destination, be it in a car, train, or bus. To start such games one player would say a starting letter, for example "A", and the other should say a word beginning with the specified letter. Subsequent letters would be chosen based on the last letter of the word said before. Oftentimes the subject the words pertain to would be limited, such as to animals only, countries only, capitals only, etc.
Using a random letter generator, you can randomly pick a letter to start the game off, making it more fair. Alternatively, you can generate a random letter sequence and the players would then take turns, each proceeding with the next random letter. While smartphones and tablets mean that we always have something to fill our mind with, alphabet games are still a fun group activity, especially with small children.
One way to help your child learn the alphabet in a correct order is to use the random letter picker to produce a shuffled alphabet (make sure to flip the "unique letters" checkbox for this one), and then have the kid arrange them in a correct order. Using a random alphabet generator makes the game a breeze and a never-ending exploration as there are over 403 septillion permutations of the English alphabet possible (sometimes incorrectly referred to as "letter combinations" instead). Our letter picker is not limited to using just the English alphabet either.
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Georgiev G.Z., "Random Letter Generator", [online] Available at: https://www.gigacalculator.com/randomizers/random-letter-generator.php URL [Accessed Date: 28 Mar, 2023].