JavaScript: HTML Form validation - checking for all letters

Checking for all letters

Sometimes situations arise when a user should fill a single or more than one fields with alphabet characters (A-Z or a-z) in an HTML form. You can write a JavaScript form validation script to check whether the required field(s) in the HTML form contains only letters.

Javascript function to check for all letters in a field

function allLetter(inputtxt)
   var letters = /^[A-Za-z]+$/;
      return true;
     return false;

To get a string contains only letters (both uppercase or lowercase) we use a regular expression (/^[A-Za-z]+$/) which allows only letters. Next the match() method of string object is used to match the said regular expression against the input value. Here is the complete web document.


Flowchart: Javascript function to check for all letters in a field


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>JavaScript form validation - checking all letters</title>
<link rel='stylesheet' href='form-style.css' type='text/css' />
<body onload='document.form1.text1.focus()'>
<div class="mail">
<h2>Enter your Name and Submit</h2>
<form name="form1" action="#">
<li><input type='text' name='text1'/></li>
<li class="rq">*Enter alphabets only.</li>
<li><input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit" onclick="allLetter(document.form1.text1)" /></li>
<script src="all-letter.js"> </script>

JavaScript Code

function allLetter(inputtxt)
      var letters = /^[A-Za-z]+$/;
      alert('Your name have accepted : you can try another');
      return true;
      alert('Please input alphabet characters only');
      return false;

CSS Code

li {list-style-type: none;
font-size: 16pt;
.mail {
margin: auto;
padding-top: 10px;
padding-bottom: 10px;
width: 400px;
background : #D8F1F8;
border: 1px solid silver;
.mail h2 {
margin-left: 38px;
input {
font-size: 20pt;
input:focus, textarea:focus{
background-color: lightyellow;
input submit {
font-size: 12pt;
.rq {
color: #FF0000;
font-size: 10pt;

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