str.title() fails with words containing apostrophes

Jussi Piitulainen jussi.piitulainen at helsinki.fi
Tue Mar 7 02:21:17 EST 2017


Marko Rauhamaa writes:

> Steve D'Aprano wrote:

>> I came across this book title:
>>
>> Täällä Pohjantähden alla (‘Here beneath the North Star’)
>>
>> http://www.booksfromfinland.fi/1980/12/the-strike/
>>
>> which is partly title case, but I'm not sure what rule is being
>> applied there. My guess is that "Täällä Pohjantähden" means "North
>> Star" and it counts as a proper noun, like countries and people's
>> names, and so takes initial caps for each word. Am I close?
>
> Correct.

Not quite.

"Täällä" is "here", "Pohjantähden" is "North Star". So it's just a first
word and a name.

("Pohja" and "tähti" correspond to "North" and "Star".)


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