Re: 'GNOME', 'Gnome' [Was: Gnome 2]

På Sun, Apr 23, 2006 at 06:30:42PM +1000, Jeff Waugh skrev:
> <quote who="Alan Horkan">
> > > [1] I'm going to beat up on you until you start writing 'GNOME'
> > > correctly!
> > 
> > We know you like Gnome but there is no need to shout.
> > 
> > Okay if it is an acronym then the only correct way to write it is
> > G.N.O.M.E.
> That is absolutely incorrect - read any modern style guide to confirm.

Well, you have a point on the punctuation issue, but you're clearly missing
the point (pun intended). Read any modern Dutch (and most likely this goes
for other languages too) style guide and they'll tell you that 4 capital
letters in an abbreviation is acceptable, but 5 is just too much of a
visual distraction that will break the horizontal flow of a running text
(because all capitals extend above the baseline/x-height of any font).
Read any book on typography and you'll see this style guide confirmed.

One suggested solution might be to use small capitals for the abbrevation,
but then, most people don't bother to use it correctly.

  mvrgr, Wouter

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