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Initcap of a string

Gitanjali Magani

Joined: Oct 21, 2005
Posts: 3
how do i get the initcap of a string?

ex: convert "search again" to "Search Again"

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24199

There's no trivial, built-in-to-the-API way to do it.

With a bit of care, you could do it all at once with a regular expression, or you could do it by looping over the characters in a String, appending them to a StringBuffer, capitalizing each letter than follows whitespace.

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