Matthew, .l10n would be the right group to find all the places where
we'd be inconsistent with any rules, if they'd exist.
.firefox may be better to find the UE guys like beltzner or so, which
I'd expect to have an opinion. Not necessarily a spec, though.
No spec, other than to say that we use headline-style (also called
"Title Case") capitalization for menuItems. While the Chicago Manual
of Style is subscriber-only, I found two references that broadly agree
with each other on what this style entails:
capitalize all words except articles (e.g., "the," "a," "an"),
prepositions (e.g., "into," "in," "by"), and coordinating conjunctions
(e.g., "and," "or"). The first and last words of the title and
subtitle are always capitalized, regardless of their part of speech.
Capitalize the first and last words and all nouns, pronouns, verbs,
adjectives, and adverbs of titles and subtitles. Lowercase articles
(a, an, the), coordinating conjunctions (and, but, for, nor, or, so,
yet), and prepositions (to, toward, with, under, etc.), regardless of
length, unless they are the first or last word of a title or subtitle.
Lowercase the words to and as in any grammatical function. Lowercase
the second part of a species name or parts of proper names that would
be lowercased in text, such as de or von: Esox lucius, Alexis de
In the given example ("Find in This Page") the word "This" is properly
capitalized as its a preposition.
/ mike beltzner / phenomenologist / mozilla corporation /
How nice of them to use Esox lucius as example :-)
> Reference 1:
> capitalize all words except articles (e.g., "the," "a," "an"),
> prepositions (e.g., "into," "in," "by"), and coordinating conjunctions
> (e.g., "and," "or").
> In the given example ("Find in This Page") the word "This" is properly
> capitalized as its a preposition.
If reference 1 says to "capitalize all words except... prepositions...",
and "This" is a preposition, then it seems like we should lowercase it.
But I think "This" is actually an adjective in this case, so its
capitalization is correct.
Er. Yes. Whoops. Talk about typo!
Interesting, my first reaction was that "This" might be considered an
article but my dictionary agrees with Myk. Thanks for the clarification
(and thanks for cross-posting here, Axel).