This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Remember, Strings are immutable, so there is nothing that you can do to dynamically or explicitly change the value of a string. The suggestion to use chars is a good one. Remember that chars are primitive in Java.
------------------ Brian Hoff Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform