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Re: menu-item, help-echo conventions

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: menu-item, help-echo conventions
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 14:54:37 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> i) Capitalize all non-trivial words in a menu item. E.g. in "Files":
>> "New Frame on Display".
> I actually dislike this convention.  I'd rather use "New frame on
> display" so we can use capitalization where it matters.

My impression is that every modern graphical applications system (Gnome,
KDE, Windows, Mac OS X...) says to capitalize menu items in their Human
Interface Guidelines document.  I don't know if there is any research
about whether it is better, but when in doubt it's probably better to go
with the flow.

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