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lcfirst

Returns a string with the first character of string, lowercased if that character is alphabetic. Test lcfirst online.

string lcfirst ( string $str )

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lcfirst

(PHP 5 >= 5.3.0, PHP 7)

lcfirstMake a string's first character lowercase

Description

lcfirst ( string $str ) : string

Returns a string with the first character of str lowercased if that character is alphabetic.

Note that 'alphabetic' is determined by the current locale. For instance, in the default "C" locale characters such as umlaut-a (ä) will not be converted.

Parameters

str

The input string.

Return Values

Returns the resulting string.

Examples

Example #1 lcfirst() example

<?php
$foo 
'HelloWorld';
$foo lcfirst($foo);             // helloWorld

$bar 'HELLO WORLD!';
$bar lcfirst($bar);             // hELLO WORLD!
$bar lcfirst(strtoupper($bar)); // hELLO WORLD!
?>

See Also

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