[haiku-development] Re: Checking consistency of used strings

  • From: Rene Gollent <anevilyak@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 13:34:11 -0600

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Jorge G. Mare <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Capitalization is a linguistic concept, and linguistically this does not
> make sense.

I'd have to agree here...arbitrarily having a completely different set
of capitalization rules for titles doesn't really make sense at best,
and is at worst confusing since it obfuscates the usual meaning
capital letters are used to convey. I can see how it wouldn't be much
of a stretch when coming from a German background where every single
noun is capitalized anyways, but in English there's no real practical
reason to do this, especially not when it's as random as "capitalize
the first and last word" and arbitrarily changes based on the length
of the title.



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