As a prank, I wish to arrange the keys on a coworker's keyboard to be a pangram, but in order to do so, the characters can only appear once.

I've done some googling and have not found a pangram that doesn't have repeat characters. With the limited number of vowels, I expect it might be impossible. If it is not impossible, is there one that makes sense?

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    It seems highly unlikely that a pangram that has no repeats exists. If one did it would be famous. If you want to explore this topic further I suggest Puzzling might be a better site. puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/22784/… Commented Oct 2, 2015 at 22:37
  • I didn't find a pangram that is also an heterogram, i.e. a sentence in which no letter of the alphabet occurs more than once. A good heterogram (with 20 letters) is "The big dwarf only jumps" (Alain Brobecker). And "uncopyrightable" is a one word (15 letters)
    – Graffito
    Commented Oct 2, 2015 at 23:00
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    Use the numerical keys for some more vowels ? @=a, 1=l, 0=o etc. Commented Oct 2, 2015 at 23:17
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    This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network; it is about puzzles rather than analysing normal English usage. Commented Oct 3, 2015 at 1:31
  • I'm voting to close, but @VenomFangs, try Googling this. I found fun-with-words.com/pang_example.html. There are some ridiculous ones out there, like Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx and TV quiz drag nymphs blew JFK cox.
    – Tragicomic
    Commented Oct 3, 2015 at 6:28

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There are a couple of very odd pangrams (no repeated letters) referenced at this site and the author states:

Unfortunately, to my knowledge, there are no particularly clever 26 letter pangrams in English. Constructing a sentence that uses every letter of the alphabet once and no more -- essentially an anagram of the alphabet -- seems to require the use of acronyms, initials, and strange punctuation. The most interesting I've seen is, "Glum Schwartzkopf vex'd by NJ IQ."

There's also this answer in Yahoo Answers:

Best Answer: A sentence that contains every letter of the alphabet at least once is called a pangram. People have constructed 26-letter-long pangrams using only words that can be found in an unabridged dictionary, but they don't make a whole lot of sense. The most famous example is "Cwm fjord bank glyphs vext quiz."

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