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Re: Document spelling of "lowercase" and "uppercase"


On Sat, Jun 28, 2003 at 09:40:25PM +0100, Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Jun 2003, Matt Kraai wrote:
> 
> > In the GCC tree, "lowercase" and "uppercase" are about 3 times
> > more common than "lower case" and "upper case", and 10 times more
> > common than "upper-case" and "lower-case."  The following patch
> > documents this preference.
> 
> Have you checked with style manuals?  The procedure for deciding
> preferences isn't just to see what is used, but to consider what is best;  
> as this isn't jargon, external references may indicate what is considered
> good English.  (The Chicago Manual of Style was used in the discussion
> leading to "nonzero".)

I checked out _The Chicago Manual of Style_ from the library, and
they use "lowercase" and "uppercase."  I don't think that's what
you meant, though.

-- 
Matt Kraai          kraai@alumni.cmu.edu          Debian GNU/Linux


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