Best damn titlecasing gem
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Titlify

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The best damn titlecase function. (Or at least on its way.) Titlify will be moving closer to adhere to the AP Stylebook. It is the most commonly used style guide in the United States in journalism. Because I expect this gem will be used in situations more similar to journalism, I think the AP Stylebook makes sense. However, if there's enough support for Chicago Manual of Style and Elements of Typographic Style, I'll reconsider. It's still early on.

Credits

The most thorough titlecasing function I found was Patrick Hogan's in his sterile gem. I started with his titlecasing function which was an expansion on John Gruber's Perl titlecasing function.

Usage

Titlify provides functionality both as class methods on the Titlify module and as extensions to the String class.

  Titlify.titlify("make title") # => "Make Title"

  "make title".titlify # => "Make Title"

  title = "make title"
  title.titlify!
  title # => "Make Title"

Titlecase

Format text appropriately for titles. This method is much smarter than ActiveSupport's titlecase, which effectively calls String#capitalize on the first character of each word in a string without regard for style. The algorithm is based on work done by John Gruber et al (http://daringfireball.net/2008/08/title_case_update). It gets closer to the AP standard for title capitalization, including proper support for small words and handles a variety of edge cases.

    "Q&A with Steve Jobs: 'That's what happens in technology'".titlify
    # => "Q&A With Steve Jobs: 'That's What Happens in Technology'"

    "Small word at end is nothing to be afraid of".titlify
    # => "Small Word at End Is Nothing to Be Afraid Of"

    # Compare with ActiveSupport::Inflector.titlecase
    "Small word at end is nothing to be afraid of".titlecase
    # => "Small Word At End Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of"

Installation

Install with RubyGems:

gem install titlify

Status

Code Climate Build Status

License

Sterile

Copyright (c) 2011 Patrick Hogan, released under the MIT License http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license

Titlify

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