Leetcode: Keyboard Row

Check string are in one row of American keyboard

Given a List of words, return the words that can be typed using letters of alphabet on only one row’s of American keyboard like the image below.

Example 1:
Input: ["Hello", "Alaska", "Dad", "Peace"]
Output: ["Alaska", "Dad"]


  • You may use one character in the keyboard more than once.
  • You may assume the input string will only contain letters of alphabet.

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class Solution(object):
    def findWords(self, words):
        :type words: List[str]
        :rtype: List[str]
        return_list = []
        character_dict = {}
        for ch in "qwertyuiop":
            character_dict[ch] = 0
        for ch in "asdfghjkl":
            character_dict[ch] = 1
        for ch in "zxcvbnm":
            character_dict[ch] = 2

        for word in words:
            lower_word = word.lower()
            is_ok = True
            index_key = -1
            for ch in lower_word:
                if character_dict.has_key(ch) is False:
                    raise Exception("Unexpected character(%s) in %s" % (ch, word))
                if index_key == -1:
                    index_key = character_dict[ch]
                    if index_key != character_dict[ch]:
                        is_ok = False
            if is_ok is True:
        return return_list

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