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Bug#612444: peoples names on planet hard to read

On Wed, Feb 09, 2011 at 02:35:08PM +0100, Luca Capello wrote:
> On Wed, 09 Feb 2011 14:07:28 +0100, Kalle S??derman wrote:

> > This comments interest me quite at bit. Luca, what culture/language do
> > you belong to? At least in Europe and USA it has been the norm to
> > Small caps/Upper case the author name for several hundred years. I'm
> > intrigued that there is a culture/language where this can be
> > considered offensive. For someone interested in typography this is
> > very interesting. Please reply off list.

> I am Italian, and we write names as Luca Capello, opposed to for example
> French-speaking countries (at least I am aware of France and
> Switzerland) where you write Luca CAPELLO.

> My comment was referring to uppercasing the *whole* name (in LibreOffice
> this is called "Capitals"), as it is now on Planet, not the first letter
> ("Title").  This is how I read the IRC log Holger posted (Holger, Mark
> and Tollef cc:ed in case they want to comment).

It's certainly *very* unusual to force entire words into upper case in
English writing, though obviously it's a style sometimes used for
headings.  Forcing things into upper case does negatively impact
legibility due to the shape matching that people typically do.

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