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Capitalize strings using titlecase

version (1.36 KB) by Brandon Kuczenski
Capitalize the first letter of each word in a string or cell array of strings


Updated 23 Sep 2013

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This function capitalizes each word in a string, or in a cell array of strings, excepting a user-definable set of short words. The default non-capitalized words are 'a', 'an', 'and', 'or', 'the', and 'in'.


>> C={'a walk in the park' 'two birds with one stone' 'pay the piper'}';
>> capitalize(C)

ans =

'A Walk in the Park'
'Two Birds With One Stone'
'Pay the Piper'

>> capitalize(C,{'with','THE'})

ans =

'A Walk In the Park'
'Two Birds with One Stone'
'Pay the Piper'


Cite As

Brandon Kuczenski (2021). Capitalize strings using titlecase (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2011b
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