Jump to navigation Jump to search «MOS:CAPS» redirects here. This guideline is a part of the English Wikipedia’s Manual of Style. It is a generally accepted non linear mathematics for forex that editors should attempt to follow, though it is best treated with common sense, and occasional exceptions may apply. In English, capitalization is primarily needed for proper names, acronyms, and for the first letter of a sentence.
There are exceptions for specific cases discussed below. Initial capitals or all capitals should not be used for emphasis. Use: It is not only a little learning that is dangerous. Avoid: It is not only a LITTLE learning that is dangerous. Avoid: It is not only a Little learning that is dangerous.
Avoid: It is not only a little learning that is dangerous. This includes over-capitalization for signification, i. Introduction of a term of art may be wikilinked and, optionally, given in non-emphasis italics on first occurrence. Wikipedia does not follow the practice of distinguishing between acronyms and initialisms. Also known as», when abbreviated on second or later occurrences, or in a table, should be given as a.
Do not apply initial capitals in a full term that is a common noun phrase, just because capitals are used in its abbreviation. This section is about using all caps in articles. For the talk page guideline, see WP:SHOUTING. Reduce them to title case, sentence case, or normal case, as appropriate. Reduce track titles on albums where all or most tracks are listed in all capitals.
Reduce court decisions from all caps. Reduce proclamations, such as those for the Medal of Honor, from all capitals. Reduce Latin quotations and terms from all capitals, and put it in italics as non-English. See below for a linguistics exception.
There are some exceptions on Wikipedia. Do not use styling tricks to render this or any other such material in colored text. However, if such a citation style is not already established at an article, it is better avoided, as it is difficult to read and complicates the markup. This is only done when presenting tables of Unicode data, and when discussing code point names as such.
When rendered this way, such material need not be italicized as non-English. When it is not possible to render such material as text, a photograph may prove useful, if a free one is available. Most words with prefixes such as Anglo-, Franco-, etc. For example, Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-French and Anglo-Norman are all capitalized. However, there is some variation concerning a small number of words of French origin.
In French, these words are not capitalized, and this sometimes carries over to English. These words are often, but not always, capitalized. Anglicism is less likely to be capitalized in Canada. Anglicize is often capitalized in the US, and sometimes in other countries. Gallicize is often capitalized in the US, and usually capitalized in other countries. Words in this category are usually capitalized both as nouns and adjectives, except in Canada, where they sometimes are. These words are often capitalized in the US as adjectives, and usually as nouns.
They are usually not capitalized in other countries, whether as nouns or adjectives. Words in this category are usually capitalized in all countries except Canada, where they sometimes are. In zoology, the same applies to the third part of a trinomial name: the arctic wolf is Canis lupus arctos or C. In botany, the third part of a trinomial is preceded by an indication of rank which is not italicized: Poa secunda subsp. Cultivar and cultivar group names of plants are not italicized, and are capitalized.