Definition of titlecase

From: Timothy Partridge (
Date: Thu Jul 22 1999 - 18:18:23 EDT

On page 4-2 of the 2.0 standard it says that titlecase capitalises the first
letter of each word. Is this intended to be a definition of how an
implementation should do titlecasing? If so is word meant to be script /
language / implementation specific or is a more precise definition of word
intended, such as the algorithm for determining word boundaries on page

As an exercise to the reader, try titlecasing the following rather contrived
example which is hard for a computer:

"chapter 5 in which mr o'brien and miss hadden-smith are cock-a-hoop when
they discover that 'tis better to leap o'er trouble than to face danger's

As a separate issue I notice that the suggested word boundary algorithm
defines a set called Mid but doesn't use it. Is this an error?


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