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Propercase can't handle apostrophys

Posted on 2006-06-16
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When using Propercase on a company's name I get false output if there is an apostrophy in the string.  Example:  From Propercase({CompanyName})  on "JEFF'S FIRM" I get:  "Jeff'S Firm" instead of the assumed correct output: "Jeff's Firm"   Can anybody help with a workaround on this solution?  I tried Replace(Propercase([CompanyName]), "'S","'s"), however, it didn't work.  Any ideas?
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by:frodoman
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I'm surprised that what you tried didn't work because it does work for me - maybe a difference in versions.

   replace(propercase("Joe's Diner"),"'S","'s")

The above returns "Joe's Diner" exactly as you'd want.  You might want to try forcing the lower case conversion like this:

   replace(propercase({CompanyName}),"'S",lcase("'s"))



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by:randybdavis
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Hi frodoman,

I used your code and this is the output:

Company Name (Lessee or Owner): Jeff`S Firm
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Are you certain that the apostrophe is really an apostrophe?  For example, could it be the accent mark that's normally under the tilde (~) on the keyboard?  Although in many fonts they look identical the ascii code for them is different so your replace won't find it unless you use the same accent character in your formula.

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by:randybdavis
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Hey frodoman,

Congradulations,  you won!!!  It was that character under the tilde.

Thank you.  :-)
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You're welcome - glad I could help.
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