[texhax] Change Case

Pavel Minev Penev pavpen at uclink.berkeley.edu
Wed Nov 26 09:47:54 CET 2003

On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 10:38:53AM +0800, Raj wrote:
> Dear All,
> Like
> \uppercase{uppercase}            returns    'UPPERCASE'
> \lowercase{lOwErCaSe}          returns     'lowercase'
> is there a way to produce "Formal" and "Sentence" cases in TeX/LaTeX.
> e.g.
> i want something like
> \formal{proper name}               returning       'Proper Name'
> \sentence{this is a sentence}     returning       'This is a sentence'

Sure, you can always have macro that chops the first token as a first
argument, and all other tokens up to a marker (one that will *never*
appear in normal text) as a second argument.  Try this:

[-- Begin LaTeX code: ---]

% Split the first letter from all following ones; terminate at
% "@StrEndMarker@" (without quotes).  Example:
% 		\CapitalfirstParse abcDEF at StrEndMarker@
% 	#1 is {a},
% 	#2 is {bcDEF}
\def\CapitalfirstParse#1#2 at StrEndMarker@{\uppercase{#1}\lowercase{#2}}

% Add a marker at the end of the string to capitalize, and pass the
% result to the parser:
\newcommand{\Capitalfirst}[1]{\CapitalfirstParse #1 at StrEndMarker@}

[-- End LaTeX code. ---]

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