Since I'm using Wikipedia I wonder why the first letter of an
article name automatically will be converted. a becomes A, z
becomes Z. I know a lot of cases, in which this behaviour is
wrong. I guess this is a software bug?
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That's not bug, that's intentional. The reason is something
like this: It should be easy to make a link, like in:
But when a word appears at the beginning of the sentence, it
is capitalized. Look at this: "[[To]] be or not [[to]] be."
The first link would lead to article called "To", the second
link to article called "to". This would be 2 different
articles, but it's the same word. So the solution is, that
all article captions will be capitalized. Both words lead to
the same article "To".
Of course there are disadvantages. For example I want to
have in my wiki descriptions of words which are
case-sensitive. E.g. there is command "ls" in Linux, but the
wiki page is called "Ls". Terrible! But that's the price we
pay for being able to make easy links in normal text.
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See also http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=496
(and note that sourceforge should no longer be used for bug
and feature request discussion).
Also, I believe (most? all?) of the Wikitionary projects
have this behaviour turned off (it's a software option), as
capitalisation matters in a far higher proportion of cases
in a dictionary than in an encyclopedia (where having the
title always show up in "Sentence case" generally looks
tidier and more "professional")
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