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Re: BUG #2579: initcap should not capitalize letter

From: Dan Franklin <dfranklin(at)fen(dot)com>
To: tomas(at)tuxteam(dot)de
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #2579: initcap should not capitalize letter
Date: 2006-08-17 19:34:41
Message-ID: 7.0.1.0.2.20060817152951.020bf018@fen.com (view raw or flat)
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Good point.  It is probably not possible to get 
it perfect.  But I think that possessives and 
contractions occur more often in a typical body 
of text than Irish names.  So it would be right 
more often, even if it is still wrong some of the time.

         Dan  Franklin

At 03:08 PM 8/17/2006, tomas(at)tuxteam(dot)de wrote:
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>On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 09:03:08PM +0000, Dan Franklin wrote:
> >
> > The following bug has been logged online:
> >
> > Bug reference:      2579
> > Logged by:          Dan Franklin
> > Email address:      dfranklin(at)fen(dot)com
> > PostgreSQL version: 8.1.4
> > Operating system:   GNU/Linux Fedora Core 5
> > Description:        initcap should not capitalize letter after apostrophe
> > Details:
> >
> > The statement
> >   select initcap('John''s Parents');
> > returns
> >   John'S Parents
> >
> > The capital "S" after the apostrophe is incorrect.  initcap should consider
> > the apostrophe to be a word-constituent for the purpose of identifying word
> > boundaries at which to start capitalizing.
>
>Hmm. And what about Flann O'Brien?
>
>Tough thing, this.
>
>Regards
>- -- tomás
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         Dan Franklin
         Family Education Network
         Pearson Education
         617-671-3799 



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