#667 Consistent case in Guidelines headings


The vast majority of headings (div/head) in the Guidelines use title case, but there is a minority that are in sentence case. I propose that we:

  1. Make our minds up about which we should settle on.

  2. Make all existing headings consistent with the decision.

  3. Document it in the Guidelines style guide (http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/Working/tcw24.xml), which has no mention of the issue.

The Journal specifies title case, but personally I prefer sentence case. Consistency is the most important thing, though.


  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2014-05-01

    I prefer sentence case too. But Michael SpMcQ insisted that title case Was The Right Way To Do It. So those that are in sentence case must be ones that sneaked in after the Sage of Oak Park had moved on. And yes, I agree consistency is to be aimed for.

  • Martin Holmes

    Martin Holmes - 2014-05-01

    Chicago is ambivalent about sentence case vs title case, but its lengthy screed on the difficulties of determining exactly what to capitalize in the latter provides another good argument for sentence case. I vote for change.

  • Syd Bauman

    Syd Bauman - 2014-06-30

    Martin to make all Title Case, per Council mtg.

  • Syd Bauman

    Syd Bauman - 2014-06-30
    • Group: AMBER --> GREEN
  • Martin Holmes

    Martin Holmes - 2014-06-30

    Guidelines changes committed in three batches up to rev 12923. Still have to update the style guide.

  • Martin Holmes

    Martin Holmes - 2014-06-30
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • Martin Holmes

    Martin Holmes - 2014-06-30

    TCW 24 updated to include title case for headings. Closing the ticket.


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