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>by elliot temple
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>sometimes i type in all or mostly lowercase. a friend of mine says it's hard to
>read essays with no capital letters. so the problem is to write a method which
>takes a string (which could include many paragraphs), and capitalizes words that
>should be capitalized. at minimum it should do the starts of sentences.
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>solutions could range from simple (a few regexes) to complex (lots of special
>cases are possible, like abbreviations that use a period). an addition would be
>using a dictionary to find proper nouns and capitalize those. it could also ask
>the user about cases the program can't figure out. or log them.
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>i can provide an example solution (regex based) and a list of reasons it doesn't
>work very well, if you want.
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>sample input:
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>- this email itself works nicely
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>- this one is hard. sometimes i might want to write about gsub vs. gsub! without
>the "." or "!" causing any capitalization (or the punctuation in quotes).
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>one problem is maybe dealing with sentences that contain periods is too hard. i
>don't know.
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It would be nice if you could assume two spaces after a end of sentence 
with puncuation.  Generally I think that's correct grammar, although my 
grammar stinks so I could easily be wrong.  If you have to get into 
parsing incorrect grammar it becomes much more difficult.