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Tool to randomly pick a letter, according to different criteria, vowels, consonants, for letter games such as Name-Place-Animal-Thing or other word-based games, etc.

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# Random Letter

## Random Letters Generation

 Type Any letter (vowel or consonant) Vowel Consonant
 Proportion Random (same proportion for each) Prefer the most used letters

### What is a random letter? (Definition)

A random letter is a letter drawn at random from an alphabet. Generally the usual Latin alphabet of 26 letters (from A to Z).

### How to generate random picking of letters?

The principle of picking random letters is trivial, there are 26 letters in the alphabet (between A and Z), and the computer picks one or more of them randomly (random selection algorithm).

Example: A, B, or C has 1 chance out of 26 of being picked

The draw with replacement means that it is possible to draw the same letter multiple times.

For more options see the page: random selection.

### How to generate random picking of letters for games?

Check the option Prefer the most used letters

In practice, randomly selection of a letter in the English language has the bias to provide the letter E more than the letter J for example. This is also the case for letter games (Scrabble tiles, Boggle dice, Longest Word, Scattergories/Categories wheel/Name place-animal-thing etc.)

dCode offers the option of drawing letters proportionally to their frequency in the English language as well as being able to choose consonants or vowels.

### How to generate random letters in Excel?

Different formulas can be used as random letter picker such as =CHAR(RANDBETWEEN(65,90))

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