• Subject: RE: Convert uppercase to mixed case
  • From: "Martin, Booth" <BoothM@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 16:35:39 -0500

I'd agree.  My experience is that the only real algorithym is to first do an
XLATE and convert all characters to lower case, then take a second pass and
raise the first character and any character following white space to
uppercase. Thirdly, decide how many records are involved and if less than
several thousand, have clerks audit and correct the fields that are still
wrong. For tens of thousands records, make an array and do lookups for Mac,
Mc, Phd, and other special cases.  That'd be my algorithym, anyway.

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Coulter [mailto:shc@flybynight.com.au]
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 5:54 AM
To: boothm@goddard.edu
Subject: Re: Convert uppercase to mixed case

Hello Alex,

That only works reliably in the base EBCDIC code page.  It will not work
everywhere in 
the world, not even in other countries that use the Latin alphabet, and
heaven help you 
if you attempt this on lower-case characters in a DBCS code page.  The
proper method is 
to use a conversion table or the iconv() API - even the XLATE RPG
instruction doesn't 

Simon Coulter.

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