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    JavaScript String Transformation: Converting Text to Uppercase

    I'm working on a JavaScript project where I need to manipulate text strings, and I came across the toUpperCase() method. While I understand its basic functionality of converting text to uppercase, I have a specific use case where I'm encountering unexpected results.

    Here's a simplified example of what I'm trying to do:

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    const text = 'Hello, world!';
    const uppercaseText = text.toUpperCase();
    
    console.log(uppercaseText); // Outputs: 'HELLO, WORLD!'
    This works perfectly for most text, but when I have special characters or accented letters, the behavior is not what I expected. For example:

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    const specialText = 'Café au lait';
    const uppercaseSpecialText = specialText.toUpperCase();
    
    console.log(uppercaseSpecialText); // Outputs: 'CAFÉ AU LAIT'
    The accented 'é' remains unchanged. Is there a way to make the toUpperCase() method handle these special characters and accented letters as well so that the entire text is transformed to uppercase? I looked online on many sites, but I was unable to find the answer. Any tips or code snippets on how to implement this behavior, particularly while working with multilingual content, would be very appreciated. I appreciate your help, and
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    Re: JavaScript String Transformation: Converting Text to Uppercase

    Sorry, but I don't see that "accented 'é' remains unchanged".
    Instead, what I see from your post is: "Outputs: 'CAFÉ AU LAIT'"
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    Re: JavaScript String Transformation: Converting Text to Uppercase

    Sorry, I'm a bit late to the party..

    Interesting question.

    The accented e/E will not become uppercase as it is a Unicode character and not a standard character.

    I will not go into much detail on Unicode characters as I will write pages and pages worth.

    Luckily HTML has a way of identifying special characters such as the accented e/E.

    The HTML code for the accented E would be: É whereas the HTML code for the accented e would be: é - See the difference?

    So, I'd advise to first try to identify the correct symbol through JavaScript then convert it to the smaller version. But, I'd determine the special symbol first through the charCodeAt() method prior to doing any further string manipulation

    Best I'd advise you to do is to try and make use of the character's built in

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    Re: JavaScript String Transformation: Converting Text to Uppercase

    It looks like you're encountering an issue with the toUpperCase() method in JavaScript when dealing with special characters and accented letters. This is a common problem because the toUpperCase() method in JavaScript doesn't handle these characters as expected. One way to address this issue is by using the Intl object's toUpperCase() method, which provides better support for Unicode characters and can handle special characters and accented letters properly.

    Here's an example of how you can use it:

    const specialText = 'Caf? au lait';
    const uppercaseSpecialText = specialText.toLocaleUpperCase();

    console.log(uppercaseSpecialText); // Outputs: 'CAF? AU LAIT'

    I hope this helps. You can also consider seeking assistance from resources like xxxx, where experts can provide guidance on implementing this.
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