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RE: Clef support for cue notes (issue2726043)

From: James Lowe
Subject: RE: Clef support for cue notes (issue2726043)
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 18:26:14 -0400

-----Original Message-----
From: address@hidden on behalf of Valentin Villenave
Sent: Sun 31/10/2010 22:12
To: Graham Percival
Cc: address@hidden; address@hidden
Subject: Re: Clef support for cue notes (issue2726043)
On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 8:43 PM, Graham Percival
<address@hidden> wrote:
> In correct English, that word would be capitalized.  However, most
> people don't bother to write that well.  So it's not normal to see
> this capitalized correctly.  :)

Interesting. Could you elaborate?


If it's being used as a 'proper noun' it would be capitalised.

But it seems the rules are slightly different for American English (which our 
Docs are in), here from wikipedia (so it must be true!)....

"In English, the word following the colon is in lower case unless it is a 
proper noun or an acronym, or if it is normally capitalized for some other 
reason. However, in American English a colon may be followed either by a 
capital letter or by a lower-case letter, depending on usage; where direct 
speech follows, a capital letter is used; where an acronym or proper noun 
follows, a capital is used; otherwise, a lower-case letter is used. Some modern 
American style guides, including those published by the Associated Press and 
the Modern Language Association, prescribe capitalization where the colon is 
followed by an independent clause (i.e. a complete sentence). However, The 
Chicago Manual of Style requires capitalization only when the colon introduces 
two or more complete sentences."

So either this is a proper noun or an independent clause.


PS It looks wrong to my eyes BTW (but I'm not American...or Canadian ;) )

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