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Windows 7: Reputation and Badges [2]

25 Jun 2010   #1751
Kari

 

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Just out of interest I see the Archie refers to "Sentence case". I don't know that phrase but I do know why the word case is used for small letters and capitals. Shall I explain or does eveyone who is interested know already? It would be showing my age though
In that case, yes, please tell us
Yes, please tell.
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25 Jun 2010   #1752
NilsE

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

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Thanks to Nigel, Jonathan, Dave, ARCHIE, Derek, Doc and Dwarf.


Congrats to NilsE.
And thanks to all that got me to my first plateau
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25 Jun 2010   #1753
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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Just out of interest I see the Archie refers to "Sentence case". I don't know that phrase but I do know why the word case is used for small letters and capitals. Shall I explain or does eveyone who is interested know already? It would be showing my age though
In that case, yes, please tell us


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25 Jun 2010   #1754
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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Looks like the Buffalo has been busy today!! Well done Ted!

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Congrats Ted!

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Have been away for a couple of weeks and on my return I see I have had a visitation from the Golden Buffalo,
Thanks to all
Conrats too mitchell65

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I got a badge and don't know how

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I also got a Badge. Thanks.
Congrats guys, you've done good

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26 Jun 2010   #1755
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Just out of interest I see the Archie refers to "Sentence case". I don't know that phrase but I do know why the word case is used for small letters and capitals. Shall I explain or does eveyone who is interested know already? It would be showing my age though
In that case, yes, please tell us
Yes, please tell.
Eons ago when I was a young lad, I was introduced to the art of printing. No keyboards and computers with masses of fonts in those days. Metal movable type was stored in flat trays called cases. Each tray was divided into compartments and these contained the individual letters of a particular typeface. There were two trays to each font. Bear in mind that you had a different set of type for each font, then for each point size then for normal, bold, italic and bold italic for each typeface that you needed. This meant that if you used Times Roman which most small jobbing printers did then you would have at least four sizes, in at least two weights (regular and bold) in normal, and italic so 16 cases in all. But full fonts would need a case for small letters and puntuation marks and a case for capital and symbols or more often small capitals. These cases were kept in cabinets and when you were "Setting" the type you would have a sloping top to the cabinet where the case with small letters was put at the front and the one with capitals was placed above the other. Hence one was the "upper case" and the other the "lower case".
The term "Sentence case" now to be found in MS Word is used as an instruction to capitalise a sentence but has no relevance to the old term of upper and lower case.
Here's two images of upper and lower cases


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26 Jun 2010   #1756
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

In additions to the above explanation

The way that movable type was set is also responsible for another, (British?), saying...

"Mind your P's and Q's" -meaning to watch what you're saying ...

This comes from the fact that as type was set reversed and upside-down extra care had to be taken with the lowercase P and q

Someone else here who worked with fonts before computers

Oh and the word font is derived from the French word form "fondre" - melt, so also owes it's origin to the print with metal type
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26 Jun 2010   #1757
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
In additions to the above explanation

The way that movable type was set is also responsible for another, (British?), saying...

"Mind your P's and Q's" -meaning to watch what you're saying ...

This comes from the fact that as type was set reversed and upside-down extra care had to be taken with the lowercase P and q

Someone else here who worked with fonts before computers

Oh and the word font is derived from the French word form "fondre" - melt, so also owes it's origin to the print with metal type
It was with tongue in cheek that I said "No keyboards in those days". This was a bit wrong as the linotype machine had a keyboard and out putted lead type in strips from the hot metal but that's another story!
(I'm not so old that I pre date the linotype machine!)
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26 Jun 2010   #1758
Kari

 

Very interesting, Mitchell and Barman. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
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26 Jun 2010   #1759
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

+1 You beat me to it Kari, nice explanation boys.
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26 Jun 2010   #1760
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Very interesting, Mitchell and Barman. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
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+1 You beat me to it Kari, nice explanation boys.



Yes, thank you both!
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