Re: delete repeated letters in a word

"Daniel Pitts" <>
12 Feb 2007 13:22:32 -0800
On Feb 9, 4:10 am, Michael Rauscher <> wrote:

spidey12345 wrote:

ok, fine, i am using hashset:)

but which function in there allow me to delete repeated values or 0,
that is not character

Why do you use an array? You don't even need a HashSet if speed doesn't

Untested (I even didn't tried to compile it) code:

public String removeDuplicateLetters( String word ) {
     if ( word == null )
         return null;

     StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder();
     for ( int i = 0, n = word.length(); i < n; i++ ) {
         String sub = word.substring(i,i+1);
         if ( builder.indexOf(sub) == -1 )

     return builder.toString();


If you want to use a HashSet due to performance reasons the only thing
you'd have to replace is the if-condition and of course, you'd have to
add the element to the Set.


This might be a little better:
Its known to compile and run, for one thing.
public class Test2 {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        final String s = "My string has a lot of duplicate letters";
        final StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder(s);
        for (int i = 0; i < builder.length(); ++i) {
            final String charStr =
            int index = builder.indexOf(charStr, i+1);
            while (index > i) {
                index = builder.indexOf(charStr, index);

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