Uncapitalize a string

In this chapter you will learn:

  1. How to uncapitalize a string

Uncapitalize a string

public class Main {
  public static void main(String[] argv) {
    System.out.println(uncaps("This is a test from java2s.com"));
  }//from   j  av a 2  s. co m

  public static String uncaps(String string) {
    if (string.length() == 0) {
      return string;
    char ch = string.charAt(0);
    if (Character.isUpperCase(ch)) {
      ch = Character.toLowerCase(ch);
      return ch + string.substring(1);
    return string;


The code above generates the following result.

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  1. Utility class for right padding
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