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Determine if a sentence is a pangram. A pangram (Greek: παν γράμμα, pan gramma, "every letter") is a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once. The best known English pangram is:

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

The alphabet used consists of ASCII letters a to z, inclusive, and is case insensitive. Input will not contain non-ASCII symbols.


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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangram

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#import <XCTest/XCTest.h>

#if __has_include("PangramExample.h")
# import "PangramExample.h"
# else
# import "Pangram.h"

@interface PangramTest : XCTestCase


@implementation PangramTest

- (void)testSentenceEmpty {
    XCTAssertFalse([Pangram isPangram:@""]);

- (void)test_pangram_with_only_lower_case {
    XCTAssertTrue([Pangram isPangram:@"the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"]);

- (void)testMissingCharacterX {
    XCTAssertFalse([Pangram isPangram:@"a quick movement of the enemy will jeopardize five gunboats"]);

- (void)testAnotherMissingCharacterX {
    XCTAssertFalse([Pangram isPangram:@"the quick brown fish jumps over the lazy dog"]);

- (void)testPangramWithUnderscores {
    XCTAssertTrue([Pangram isPangram:@"the_quick_brown_fox_jumps_over_the_lazy_dog"]);

- (void)testPangramWithNumbers {
    XCTAssertTrue([Pangram isPangram:@"the 1 quick brown fox jumps over the 2 lazy dogs"]);

- (void)testMissingLettersReplacedByNumbers {
    XCTAssertFalse([Pangram isPangram:@"7h3 qu1ck brown fox jumps ov3r 7h3 lazy dog"]);

- (void)testPangramWithMixedCaseAndPunctuation {
    XCTAssertTrue([Pangram isPangram:@"Five quacking Zephyrs jolt my wax bed."]);

- (void)testPangramWithNonAsciiCharacters {
    XCTAssertTrue([Pangram isPangram:@"Victor jagt zwölf Boxkämpfer quer über den großen Sylter Deich."]);



//  Pangram.h
//  pangram-tests
//  Created by ingemar pertl on 19.07.19.
//  Copyright © 2019 ingemar pertl. All rights reserved.

#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>


@interface Pangram : NSObject

+ (BOOL)isPangram:(NSString*)input;




//  Pangram.m
//  pangram-tests
//  Created by ingemar pertl on 19.07.19.
//  Copyright © 2019 ingemar pertl. All rights reserved.

#import "Pangram.h"

@implementation Pangram

+ (BOOL)isPangram:(NSString*)input {
    NSMutableDictionary *letters = [NSMutableDictionary dictionaryWithObjectsAndKeys:
    const char *inputCharacters = [[input lowercaseString] UTF8String];
    for (int i = 0; i < strlen(inputCharacters); i++) {
        [letters setObject:@true forKey:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"%c", inputCharacters[i]]];
    return ![[letters allValues] doesContain:@false];


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