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Subject: RE: Title case or sentence case?

RE: Title case or sentence case?

From: Christopher Woods <christof_at_infinitus.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:47:28 +0100

> gl wrote:
> > I prefer title case for menus, but it ocurrs to me that if you want
> > sentence case always, that can be automatically generated
> (just drop
> > all but the first capital), whereas title case can't if
> it's used selectively.
> >
> > So why not keep title (but make it consistent), and either
> > auto-generate a non-title file or just do it in the code?
>

...

> I'm perfectly happy with the addition of a US English
> language file (which would use title case, as that's the
> convention there) and if we wanted to go in this direction,
> it would obviously make a lot of sense to go from one file to
> the other by script.

I've been following this conversation and I agree with the sentiments
expressed regarding standardising the English language file - British
English is (imho) the de facto standard worldwide for English speakers, so
Rockbox's English language file should be sentence case throughout. It reads
better and is more pleasing to look at (again, imho) than US English. If
there's no feasible automated method of standardising the British English
lang file, I'd be happy to volunteer some of my time (along with others, I'm
sure) to achieve this goal by hand.
Received on 2008-08-18


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