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Subject:Re: Small caps vs. regular caps From:Haim Roman <haim -dot- roman -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> Date:Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:31:54 -0700
Title case with small caps. Great! Thanks!
Howard (Haim) Roman
On Mar 27, 2014 3:22 PM, "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:
> On 3/27/2014 9:19 AM, Haim Roman wrote:
>> I'm writing a style guide. Certain info is to be in small caps, but the
>> beginning of words are to be in regular, big caps. Is there a recognized
>> term for such caps to distinguish them from small caps?
> All caps means all uppercase full size letters.
> Small caps means means lowercase letters are in small caps.
> Title case means the first letter of a word is capitalized, except for
> insignificant articles and conjunctions, unless a style guide requires all
> title case, as is sometimes the rule when non-writers are required to use
> Also, how to specify that a phrase is to capitalized according to the
>> for titles? That is, "the" & "of" would not be capitalized?
> If a line of text, like a heading, is supposed to be in title case with
> small caps, then specify that is supposed to be in title case with small
> caps and provide screenshot examples, as some readers may not see the
> distinction when reading the example in a line of text.
> In grade school, I was taught to not capitalize any word that had fewer
> than four letters, unless it was an abbreviation or acronym. That is an
> over-simplified rule that is prone to exceptions. A better rule is to say
> to not capitalize articles and conjunctions.
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