Forenames and surnames are often stored either wholly in UPPERCASE or wholly in lowercase. This package allows you to convert names into the correct case where possible. Although forenames and surnames are normally stored separately if they do appear in a single string, whitespace separated, NameCase deals correctly with them.
Currently correctly name cases names which include any of the following:
Mc, Mac, al, el, ap, da, de, delle, della, di, du, del, der, den, la, le, lo, van and von.
It correctly deals with names which contain apostrophes and hyphens too.
Warning! This library contains global
str_name_casefunction, that potentially can break your function with this name. Now you are warned!
$ composer require tamtamchik/namecase
Warning! For PHP < 5.6, please be sure to setup UTF-8 as defaut encoding in your
mbstring.internal_encoding = UTF-8;
// As global function str_name_case("KEITH"); // => Keith str_name_case("LEIGH-WILLIAMS"); // => Leigh-Williams str_name_case("MCCARTHY"); // => McCarthy str_name_case("O'CALLAGHAN"); // => O'Callaghan str_name_case("ST. JOHN"); // => St. John str_name_case("VON STREIT"); // => von Streit str_name_case("AP LLWYD DAFYDD"); // => ap Llwyd Dafydd str_name_case("HENRY VIII"); // => Henry VIII use \Tamtamchik\NameCase\Formatter; // As static call Formatter::nameCase("VAN DYKE"); // => van Dyke // As instance $formatter = new Formatter(); $formatter->nameCase("LOUIS XIV"); // => Louis XIV
Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.
Testing & Demo
$ composer tests $ composer demo
If you discover any security related issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org instead of using the issue tracker.
This library is a port of the Perl library, and owes most of its functionality to the Perl version by Mark Summerfield.
I also used some solutions from Ruby version by Aaron Patterson.
Any bugs in the PHP port are my fault.
- Copyright © Mark Summerfield 1998-2014. All Rights Reserved.
- Copyright © Barbie 2014-2015. All Rights Reserved.
- Copyright © Aaron Patterson 2006. All Rights Reserved.
The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.