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is there a way to take the first character of a string and change that character to upper case?

ex: word     needs to be changed to:    Word

thanks for the help
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String capitalized = original.substring(0,1).toUpperCase() + original.substring(1);
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or you can use this ("original" is your original String):

String capitalized = Character.toUpperCase(original.charAt(0)) + original.substring(1);
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perfect.
thanks for the help
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You are welcome.
Actually you might want to use this instead, it should be more efficient (event if it's a little more code):

    StringBuffer sbuff = new StringBuffer(original);
    sbuff.setCharAt(0, Character.toUpperCase(sbuff.charAt(0)));
    String capitalized = sbuff.toString();
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