- n one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters"
- a relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case; X and Y and Z etc"
News & Articles
- U.S. Navy Approves Use Of Lowercase Letters
Since the early days of Morse code, the Navy and Marines have been using all uppercase letters in official fleet communications.
June 14, 2013 - NPR
- All Caps Format Dropped By US Navy, 160 Years Of Shouting Over
The all caps, or uppercase, format standard in all US Navy communications is to be officially done away with, as announced, ironically, in an all caps Navy dispatch this week. With text-based communication so much a part of our daily lives, internet savvy users tend to see the use of all caps as a breach [...] All Caps Format Dropped By US Navy, 160 Years Of Shouting Over is a post from: The ...
June 13, 2013 - The Inquisitr
- U.S. Navy ditches ALL CAPS message format
Well, it seems the U.S. Navy finally got the memo: DON'T USE ALL CAPS! IT'S RUDE! The Navy is switching to a new messaging system that's cheaper and more efficient. And oh yeah, one that does away with a century-old practice: communications using all uppercase letters. "Lowercase messages are here to stay; they provide a more readable format," a Navy news release said, citing James McCarty, the ...
June 13, 2013 - KSAT San Antonio