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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006


(PHP 3, PHP 4, PHP 5)

ucfirst -- Make a string's first character uppercase


string ucfirst ( string str )

Returns a string with the first character of str capitalized, if that character is alphabetic.

Note that 'alphabetic' is determined by the current locale. For instance, in the default "C" locale characters such as umlaut-a (รค) will not be converted.

Example 1. ucfirst() example

$foo = 'hello world!';
$foo = ucfirst($foo);             // Hello world!

$bar = 'HELLO WORLD!';
$bar = ucfirst($bar);             // HELLO WORLD!
$bar = ucfirst(strtolower($bar)); // Hello world!

See also strtolower(), strtoupper(), and ucwords().

Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006