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st: -proper- with portuguese/spanish characters

From   Ronnie Babigumira <>
Subject   st: -proper- with portuguese/spanish characters
Date   Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:31:10 +0200

Dear listers
Stata 12.1 on a Mac OS X (10.6.8)

Any idea how to get -proper- to correctly format a string variable that has Portuguese/Spanish characters. As an example

-  di proper("ripão poraqueíba") -

gives me

RipãO PoraqueíBa

Stata caps the first letter right after the portuguese character (even when this letter is in the middle of the word).  

This behavior carries through for whole variable so for example, the same result as above would result from  

gen name2 = proper(name)



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