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The Capitalisation of Nouns (closest modern parallel, German) faded away between the Middle and End of the Eighteenth Century. The Reason was primarily Æsthetic, as Writers and Printers moved away from Heavy Typography towards a more Italianate Model. There were also Œconomic Advantages, since it generally made Typesetting easier. The ...


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The implied direction of your question is sound. As you say, "there is no part of Europe officially named "Northern Europe", but is instead just used as a general [...] list of countries roughly situated towards the north." There is no need to capitalize 'northern' in this case, for the reason you implied. Contrast this with North Dakota or North Carolina ...


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http://www.translegal.com/grammar-and-writing/capitalization According to this site, capitalize compass directions if they refer to a certain region or place. (Example 13) That place does not have to be an official name.


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M-dashes may be problematic in file names, it's best to avoid non-ascii characters, particularly if you're sharing them to other systems. As someone who does a lot of command line file munging, I wouldn't use spaces with the dashes between author and title. That way you can split the file name at the dash and get the separate bits without any trailing or ...


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It is usual to capitalise only the first part of a compound or hyphenated word in a title (though both parts in a headline) but there are common exceptions, so be guided by the relevant Style Manual if there is one. Specific organisations will have their own house rules regarding capitalisation. For example, The Chicago Manual of Style (section 7.128) ...


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The choice between Title Case and Sentence case ought perhaps be driven by your intended audience. In general, Title Case is preferred in the US, Sentence case elsewhere. You just need to look at home-grown newspapers. Try UK's The Guardian versus US's The Wall Street Journal. The predominance of Title Case in some software applications may be attributed to ...


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If it's a "formal document", OP should probably be accurate, and write... This school is accredited by Maryland State Department of Education ...since they're presumably the relevant authority, and that's what they call themselves. The general principle being that the "referent" of any proper noun is the primary authority in such matters. But in ...


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If you wanted to follow the State of Maryland's lead, you should say State of Maryland. Also, I would say if you're using the phrase as an honorific symbolizing deference (as is the case in law), use "State of Maryland." But really, unless this is to be used in financial, governmental, or official records, both are acceptable and used.


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Blackberry Best Practices specifically recommends Title Case for menu items. Android Best Practices doesn't have a specific recommendation, but the examples in their Menu guide use "Compose email" and "Reply all" which suggests a preference for Sentence Case. I cannot find a (relevant) best practices document or webpage for iOS or Windows Phone. (Most deal ...


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You're finding out that English is not a 'rule-constrained' language. Whatever rules there are have lots of exceptions. There are only rules for when you must capitalize, but not for when you must not. Most people that use title casing (what you're describing) use it just because they think it looks better. I experienced the opposite. We were translating ...


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US English may vary from my UK usage, but here's the general consensus according to this page that collects and summarises several style guides. When the word is used as a component of someone's proper name, or in a full job title, capitalise. "Mayor Smith plans to replace Main Street with a monorail." "Dick Whittington has been elected Mayor of London." ...


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It's a tough one. I'd say the question is whether you are using an English or a German word. For example, "schadenfreude" is an English word borrowed from the German language (and "Schadenfreude" is a German word). But if I told you that you have to pay 20% Mehrwertsteuer on goods bought in a shop in Germany (which I wouldn't want to translate to "sales tax" ...


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While I'm typing this in the Safari browser, I had a quick look at the menus, and everything is capitalised except the words "and", "as", "in" and "to". So while I can't say whether your translator is right or wrong, he or she is in good company. And what's good for a MacOS X application written by Apple is probably good for an iOS application. For Android, ...


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As an alternative to the other answers, it is possible that your translator is considering things like "Data", "Folder", and "Screen Lock" to be proper nouns. This is certainly not necessary, as data, folders, and screen locks are generic, but it's fine stylistically.


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I think your translator is correct. Most app development guidelines state that Labels and the like should be capitalized. An example - OS X interface guideline. But since they are just guidelines, you are not forced to follow them, even though it would be a good idea to do so.


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Using Title Case (e.g. Export Data to Folder) rather than Sentence Case (e.g. Export data to folder) usually depends on the style of your organisation. There are many guides about when to use it e.g. MLA, APA, and AP. However, as it's a style thing, there may be no set rule for your app, so whichever you prefer will be perfectly acceptable.


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Regardless of the fact that a location or other proper noun precedes it, you do capitalize a title if it precedes a name. Reference: Rule 3 Capitalize a person's title when it precedes the name. Do not capitalize when the title is acting as a description following the name. Examples: Chairperson Petrov Ms. Petrov, the chairperson of the company, will ...


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I did a search on Google Scholar for several of your terms in opinions issued by U.S. federal courts. All of the terms are routinely set in lowercase except in titles. Clearly, the federal court system does not believe they should be capitalized. Leave them in lowercase. People tend to be too eager to capitalize technical terms, for little reason other than ...


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As a Canadian court reporter, I have no clue about your first question. However, I capitalize all of your suggested queries.


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You would use the capitalized form in a legal document if you had initially given notice that that was the way the organization would be referred to from then on, but not in a business plan. CIA staff will refer to the Agency, rather than the agency, because "Agency" is a shortened form of the full name. Similarly the BBC will refer to "the Corporation". But ...


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In longer documents, especially legal and other formal documents, it is common to used defined terms. These are single words or phrases that stand in for longer terms or phrases. The most common way to do this is to use the full name and follow it by the defined term in parentheses and quotes: This report about the Acme Company ("Company") will ... In ...


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This is a question of preference, without a real "answer." However, many websites follow the principle of using title case for buttons and links that serve as calls-to-action. This varies depending on language, application, and prominence of the CTA. Generally, if the call-to-action, button, or link is one–three words, title case is preferred. This website ...


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I have always treated parenthetical statements as part of the sentence, and always as additional commentary to what has just been stated. With that rule in place, there would never be a parenthetical statement starting a sentence. Your provided example, using my rule, would not put the period after the word French, but would be placed after the ...


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You shouldn't put a complete sentence in parentheses at all.


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Unless time is at the beginning of a sentence or part of a title or name of some sort, it should not be capitalized, because it is a common noun. God is a person, and as such he gets a capital letter, whereas a god is not capitalized. Unless the noun in question is used as a name or title, as it clearly is not in his time, but is as in Father Time, it should ...


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Here is the answer to your question: No.


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To answer the question actually asked: Proper nouns and words derived from them are capitalized. That's why adjectives like French are capitalized. Thus we find words like Christainize always written with capitals. Nouns can become improper by virtue of genericiztion, and Google is probably one of those. But it's that which determines whether there should ...



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