Convert number to alphabet letter JavaScript

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We are required to write a function that takes in a number between 1 and 26 (both inclusive) and returns the corresponding English alphabet for it. (capital case) If the number is out of this range return -1.

For example −

toAlpha(3) = C
toAlpha(18) = R

And so on.

The ASCII Codes

ASCII codes are the standard numerical representation of all the characters and numbers present on our keyboard and many for.

The capital English alphabets are also mapped in the ascii char codes, they start from 65 and goes all the way up to 90, with 65 being the value for ‘A’, 66 for ‘B’ and so. We can use these codes to map our alphabets

The full code for doing this will be −


const toAlpha = (num) => {
   if(num < 1 || num > 26 || typeof num !== 'number'){
      return -1;
   const leveller = 64;
   //since actually A is represented by 65 and we want to represent it
   with one
   return String.fromCharCode(num + leveller);


The output in the console will be −

Published on 19-Aug-2020 07:06:34