You wrote:
> So sprach »PHP Junkie« am 2001-07-23 um 21:39:07 -0400 :
> > I'm taking in first name and last name data into a MySQL db through
> > form. Users sometimes don't capitalize their first and last names
> > entering the data.  Is there a function to clean this up for
> > consistency?  If so, what is the name of the function that performs
> > this?
> Yep, ucwords.
> But this is not a good idea!  There are Names (like "Hans vom Bach" or
> somesuch) which do NOT have to be captialized.  Actually, capitalizing
> the "vom" would be wrong.  Although this was just a German example,
> bet there are names in French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian as well which
> should not be capitalized.  Hmm, how about English?  Sometimes there
> suffixes like "the 3rd", no?  Would it be right to capitalize this?

Usually, "the 3rd" is written as "John Doe, III," AFAIK, so that's not
really an issue.

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