PYTHON ucwords

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Python replacement for PHP's ucwords [ edit | history ]
There is no direct equivalent. However,
import string
result = string.capwords(myStr)

is similar. It turns the first letter of each word to uppercase and it turns all the rest of the letters to lowercase. So the above code is actually equivalent to:
<?php
$result = ucwords(strtolower($myStr));
?>

However, for most purposes, it should not make that much of a difference.

Another similar function is the title() method:
result = myStr.title()

It is the same as string.capwords(), except that it regards all non-alphabetic characters (including apostrophes) as word boundaries, instead of just whitespace.

Or an equivalent, except you loose adjacent whitespace characters.
import re
def ucwords (s):
    """Returns a string with the first character of each word in str 
    capitalized, if that character is alphabetic."""
    return " ".join([w[0].upper() + w[1:] for w in re.split('\s*', s)])

PHP ucwords

PHP original manual for ucwords [ show | php.net ]

ucwords

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

ucwordsUppercase the first character of each word in a string

Description

string ucwords ( string $str )

Returns a string with the first character of each word in str capitalized, if that character is alphabetic.

The definition of a word is any string of characters that is immediately after a whitespace (These are: space, form-feed, newline, carriage return, horizontal tab, and vertical tab).

Parameters

str

The input string.

Return Values

Returns the modified string.

Examples

Example #1 ucwords() example

<?php
$foo 
'hello world!';
$foo ucwords($foo);             // Hello World!

$bar 'HELLO WORLD!';
$bar ucwords($bar);             // HELLO WORLD!
$bar ucwords(strtolower($bar)); // Hello World!
?>

Notes

Note: This function is binary-safe.

See Also