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UpCase limitation in french

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I need to upcase the first letter of a string. But when the the first caracter contain an accent (eg. e acute or a grave)the UpCase fonction let it in downcase. Any idea!
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itamar earned 300 total points
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Hi,

You must use AnsiUpperCase.

IHTH

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by:julio011597
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Or write a few lines of code, in order to be sure your code works on any machine.

Let me know if you need it.
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by:pjroy
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I use code like the one above to upcase only the first, but I got an imcompatible type error.

descrition: string
description[1] := AnsiUpperCase(description[1]);

Can you help me on the use of string type
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by:itamar
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Hi pjrov,

Your question induced me to focus in the accent problem.
I guess you had the same type error with UpperCase, don't you ?

The best conduct in such case would be placing a comment before grading the answer - you gave me a B )-:<

Anyway, I think I can help you. Change your code to:

descrition: string
description[1] := AnsiUpperCase(description[1])[1];

No, this is not a mistyping !!! I know it looks strange but it works...

IHTH

P.S.: If you want a piece of code that upcases (?) the first letter of a text while it is being typed by the user in a edit or combo box, place another question and I can send it for you. Bye.
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