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Re: Uppercase and lowercase in filenames

From: Patrick O'Donnell <pao_at_ascent.com>
Date: 2004-06-29 17:43:48 CEST

    Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 11:08:52 -0400
    From: "Chermside, Michael" <mchermside@ingdirect.com>

    Martin Tomes writes:
> In fact, my colleague has just pointed out that if you write an
> English word with different capitalisation (e.g., Word and word)
> it's meaning does not change and a good file name is chosen to
> convey meaning.

    Unfortunately, "Word" is the trademarked name of a popular
    word-processing application,

Is it? Which one would that be? Perhaps you're thinking of
Microsoft® Word? "Word" is not a trademark, though "Microsoft" is.
(Interestingly, MS doesn't even seem to claim the pair of words
"Microsoft Word" as a trademark.)

Regardless, it is not the capitalization of the name of the program
that carries the semantic meaning. The intended referent is easily
understood without case distinction in the vast majority of examples.

                - Patrick

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