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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
To: gentoo-pms@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-pms] Title Case versus sentence case
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:34:31
1 This is one for the typography geeks. :)
3 Out of the 167 (1st to 4th level) section headings in PMS, 72 are
4 using Title Case (i.e., important words are capitalised) and 38 are
5 using sentence case (only first word capitalised). For the remaining
6 57 it makes no difference (e.g., because they consist of a single word
7 only).
9 Clearly this is inconsistent. Should we change to:
11 - Sentence case. This is the style used in the wiki [1].
12 - Title Case. This is what is used in the Devmanual. OTOH, section
13 headings containing technical terms like "The parent File" look a
14 little strange.
15 - APA style [2]: Title Case at levels 1 and 2 (i.e., chapters and
16 sections) but sentence case at levels 3 and lower. This might
17 require the fewest changes, because all chapter headings are in
18 Title Case already, whereas sentence case seems to be preferred at
19 lower levels.
21 Ulrich
23 [1]
24 [2]


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-pms] Title Case versus sentence case Guilherme Amadio <amadio@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-pms] Title Case versus sentence case Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>