Re: [HIG] Capitalization

On Wed, 23 Apr 2003, Pat Costello wrote:

> > On Thu, 2003-04-17 at 06:48, Mariano Suarez-Alvarez wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Where can I find the rationale for using the `Capitalize Using Title Style'
> > > on things that are not titling anything (I'm thinking of menu items,
> > > actually)? I've searched the hig gnome org archive and did not find much.
> >
> > I'm cc'ing Pat Costello from the GNOME Documentation Team, as the
> > capitalisation rules ultimately came from them.  The only rationale I'm
> > personally aware of is consistency with other desktops... Windows and
> > Macintosh have pretty much the same rules for capitalisation.

Hmmm. I'm really thankful then the M$ guys did not try EvEn uGlIeR ThInGs... :)

> You can find the core capitalization rules in the GNOME Documentation Style
> Guide (GDSG), in the section Grammar and Usage Guidelines for GNOME
> Documentation.

Thanks for the pointer; I had not come across that guide. There is no
discussion of rationales there, though.

-- m

Mariano Suarez Alvarez
Departamento de Matematica - Universidad Nacional de Rosario
Pellegrini 250 - Rosario 2000 - Argentina

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