# [texhax] Re: Read and process single characters

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Fri Jun 24 22:11:28 CEST 2005

At 18:58 24.06.05, Martin Heller wrote:
>Torsten Wagner wrote:
>>does somebody know how to read single characters and process them one by one.
>>e.g. I like to make the first letter of a word capital, independent of
>>what the user typed in.
>\def\makefirstuppercase#1{\expandafter\MakeFirst#1\MakeFirst}

Yes, \expandafter is nice, much simpler than \edef.
But note that it expands only by one step, while
\edef expands completely.

UL