Updated: 04/01/2018 by Computer Hope

Lowercase exampleSometimes abbreviated as LC, lowercase is a typeface of small characters. For example, a, b, and c is lowercase and A, B, and C is uppercase. As long as the Shift key is not being pressed and the Caps lock is not active everything typed is in lowercase.

How to uncapitalize

In some programs such as Microsoft Word you can uncapitalize (lowercase) capitalized words by highlighting the text you want to change and then pressing the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F3.

Using the lc command

Many programming and scripting languages use the lc command to convert a variable into lowercase. For example, in the example below is how the lc command can be used in Perl.

my $example = "HELLO WORLD";
$example = lc($example);

In the above example, the $example variable is first set as all lowercase. The second line makes the text all lower case.

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