str.title() fails with words containing apostrophes

Steve D'Aprano steve+python at
Sun Mar 5 12:54:36 EST 2017

I'm trying to convert strings to Title Case, but getting ugly results if the
words contain an apostrophe:

py> 'hello world'.title()  # okay
'Hello World'
py> "i can't be having with this".title()  # not okay
"I Can'T Be Having With This"

Anyone have any suggestions for working around this?

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enough, things got worse.

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