[Xfce-i18n] About capitalisation
abel.martin.ruiz at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 20:08:59 CEST 2008
On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 11:17 PM, Christian Dywan
<christian at twotoasts.de> wrote:
> Am Wed, 15 Oct 2008 23:18:09 +0300
> schrieb Stavros Giannouris <stavrosg at hellug.gr>:
>> On Wed, 15 Oct 2008 14:50:43 -0400
>> "Og Maciel" <ogmaciel at gnome.org> wrote:
>> > Hi there,
>> > The Brazilian GNOME translation team has decided to update every
>> > single application to *not* use the "capitalization" style,
>> > following instead the Brazilian Portuguese style of only using caps
>> > at the start of sentences and other instances (names of countries,
>> > etc). I have strived to apply the same style to the XFCE
>> > translations as well.
>> > Cheers,
>> I did the same for Greek, as this is exactly how it should be done
>> around here, too.
>> It may be a lot of effort if it is done otherwise, but if non
>> capitalised application names etc is the correct way grammaticaly, I
>> think it should be done.
> For the record, in the case of German, there is no artificial
> capitalization comparable to English. Granted nouns are always
> capitalized, everything else is written in lower case, just the same as
> any arbitrary written text.
> As far as I'm aware, Spanish doesn't normally do any capitalization
> either apart from what the normal flow suggests and how you usually
> would write a word or sentence.
> I personally find myself even slightly uncomfortable using English
> style capitalization, again, in all contexts. It is worth noting
> that English also capitalizes outside of programme interfaces.
> For what I want, I would not newly introduce this style.
Well, it looks like "decapitalisation" can't be avoided :\
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