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Hi,I'm trying to change the first-letter element to a capitalize and the rest of the text to lowercase. The information's coming from a database in capital so I cannot (easily) take the first letter and do the job "manually".this is what I go so far

.name{    text-transform:lowercase;}.name:first-letter {    color:#0000ff;    text-transform:uppercase;}

It's not working on a <span> element but it does work in a <div> element... The problem is the line return of the div ! So if I set

div{    display:inline;}

Now the first letter is not afect anymore ?&$%Any suggestion ?

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Here is some sample of what does and doesn't work...This work for the first letter but the second part not on the same line

<html><head><style type="text/css">.test:first-letter{color: #ff0000;text-transform:uppercase;}</style></head><body><p class="test">first part who I want to have the first letter in uppercase</p>Other text who should be on the same line</body></html>

Now the line is on the good place but the uppercase doesn't work...

<html><head><style type="text/css">.text{display:inline;}.test:first-letter{color: #ff0000;text-transform:uppercase;}</style></head><body><p class="test">first part who I want to have the first line in uppercase</p>Other text who should be on the same line</body></html>

And now with a span who's already inline by default...

<html><head><style type="text/css">.test:first-letter{color: #ff0000;text-transform:uppercase;}</style></head><body><span class="test">first part who I want to have the first line in uppercase</span>Other text who should be on the same line</body></html>

It's like if you have a inline attribut the first-letter option is ignore !If there's anyone who's able to confirm me that or the explain what I do wrong !Thank'sp.s. You just have to cut and paste the code section in any try it yourser of the siteTryItYourSelf

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If this capitalizing the text is not working out using CSS, i guess you can use server side scripting for such string manipulation..you had earlier mentioned that you are getting the string from a database, then manipulate it and display in using server side scripting.I tried doing it in asp.net (vb) Dim str As String = "HI FELLAS HOW ARE DOING"str = str.ToLowerstr = str.Concat(str.Substring(0, 1).ToUpper, str.Substring(1, str.Length - 1))response.write(str)Correct me if I am wrong.

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Yes of course it will work that way but I want to use a css as much has I can because I'm using this database access script for many site and for exemple if I put :Hi, we are <p class="date">monday</p> welcome on my site !I don't want the first letter to be capitaliseIf I put :<p class="date">monday</p> is the best day of the week !I will want the first letter to be capitalise so I just have to change my css not my script (If we figure that monday is the result of a database)Of course the exemple is not great but I think you do understand what I meantMartin

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