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Subject: Re: test if first char in string is letter
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 16:53:55 +0100
Re:  test if first char in string is letter
On 03/06/2010 16:42, Mario Madunic wrote:
What is the quickest way to test if the first char in a string is a letter (case does not really matter)?

That depends what you mean by letter (unicode has a lot of letters) and whether you want xslt 1 or 2 (xslt 2 has a lot more string handling capability)

in xpath 2 matches(.,^[a-z]','i') might be your friend or replace [a-z] by some bigger class such as \p{L} (all letters)


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