CSL Discourse

Implicit suppression of title-case on lowercase first char


#1

There is a discussion of the issue in the subject line on the Better BibTeX tracker.

Curious what people’s views are on the issue.


#2

Chicago Manual, which we usually follow, is not entirely clear on this:
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/book/ed17/part2/ch08/psec154.html says

Brand names or trademarks spelled with a lowercase initial letter followed by a capital letter need not be capitalized at the beginning of a sentence or heading; (…) Chicago draws the line, however, at names in all lowercase; in order to signal that such a term is in fact a proper noun, an initial capital should be applied even midsentence

The name of a computer package is, arguably, a brandname. But I don’t feel strongly about this. @bwiernik could you chime in here? Does APA have something to say on this?


#3

APA regards the proper casing of a brand name or other proper noun as the provenance of the brand/entity. So from my example, psychmeta should always be in lower case because that is the name of the package. “Psychmeta” is a possible different package entirely. I think Chicago is entirely offbase on this issue.