The ucwords() is an in-built function of PHP, which is used to convert the first character of each word to uppercase in a string. The ucwords() is supported by the PHP 4 and above versions. It takes a string as an input and converts the first character of each word of the string to uppercase. The other characters of the string remain the same.
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$string (required): This is a mandatory parameter of this function which specifies a first character of each word in a string into uppercase.
$separator (optional) – It is an optional parameter of this function, which contains the words separator characters. It specifies a character that uses a separator for the words in the input string. By default these separator characters are:
- \t – tab
- \n – newline
- \r – carriage return
- \f – form feed
- \v – vertical tab
It returns converted first character of each word in a string into uppercase.
You can use the PHP
ucfirst() function to convert a first character of a string into uppercase. Let’s check out the following example to understand how this function actually works:
<?php $my_str = 'learn, share and grow your coding skills'; echo ucwords($my_str); ?>
Learn, Share And Grow Your Coding Skills
There are some other functions in PHP which are similar to the ucwords() function:
Related PHP functions
- strtolower() – It converts a string into lowercase.
- strtoupper() – It converts a string into uppercase.
- lcfirst() – It converts the first character of a string into lowercase.
- ucfirst() – It converts the first character of a string into uppercase.